What is an Eating Disorder?
Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental illnesses that can affect people of every age, sex, gender, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic group. We do not know the exact cause of eating disorders. However, we do know that a range of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors come together to spark an eating disorder. While eating disorders are classified as a mental illness, they are unique in that they manifest with physical complications that can lead to serious life-threatening illnesses. Anorexia Nervosa (AN) is the third most common chronic illness among adolescents and young women with AN have a mortality rate twelve times higher than their peers. Eating disorders are not a choice. Individuals with eating disorders typically do not understand the severity of their condition making it difficult to reach out for help. It is critical to pursue early screening, intervention, and treatment.
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New Hope Counseling & Wellness Center
The guiding principle of New Hope Counseling and Wellness Center, LLC is to empower and provide individuals and families with the skills they need to be nourished, healed, and restored in order to pursue a life filled with joy and hope. We offer faith-based services for those wishing to include their spirituality as a component in their sessions. While we offer faith-based counseling as one method to achieve this mission, we strive to provide a safe, compassionate, and professional environment for everyone. We do not discriminate, shame or judge and strive to provide quality care to all regardless of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, weight, physical or mental ability, and marital status.