OCD AND ANXIETY
National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, hosted by The National Eating Disorder Association, is February 22-28. The week’s theme “I had No Idea” is intended to shine a light on the often overlooked severity of eating disorders and to educate the general public on the signs, causes and treatment options for those who suffer from one. The focus is on the recovery aspects of eating disorders most people had no idea they would feel about after treatment. For instance, many people during treatment realize there are others just like them. Who feel similar feelings, who respond to food in similar ways. This is just an example of one of the many “I had no idea” statements staff hear at Rogers Memorial Hospital. With the national theme for NEDAwareness Week being “I had no idea,” Rogers is highlighting all the positive affirmations one learns about themselves and their life throughout the treatment and recovery process. The photos posted throughout the week are staff members of Rogers Memorial Hospital sharing what they have heard or observed from patients discharging from eating disorder treatment. Patients often leave having found a new sense of confidence and a feeling of empowerment. After treatment at Rogers Memorial Hospital, patients discover they previously had “no idea” they have a life.worth.living.
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