I am definitely going back to work at the eating disorder clinic, even though it will be voluntary for a little while! We all believe in the program and for what it has done for all of the girls we have treated (have been in touch with all of them and they are ALL doing very well!). All of the doctors and therapists (equine therapy, acupuncture, art therapy, nutritional training, meal planning) are on board and we think a solid push will be enough to get us through to continue providing care. To give a bit of information about the clinic, we treat boys and girls from age 8 to early 20's who suffer from eating disorders, but are not quite at the point of hospitalization (or hopefully not even close. Eating disorders are not always accompanied by the emergent need for hospitalization, but are very destructive none the less) Once they must be hospitalized, the level of treatment must be invasive and is out of the individuals control. Our hope is to intervene before it gets to that point by integrating traditional treatments with many other approaches designed to help the individual heal physically and emotionally in a comfortable and supportive environment. Also, we only take 7 guests at a time so the treatments and therapies are very individualized taking into account the specific needs of each person. If anyone would like more information about this please email me (secondskin19(at)gmail(dot)com) directly and I will give you the website of the facility I work at.
I have never really talked about this before but felt compelled to do so today. Seriously, if you or someone you know might be interested in getting help, please email me. It will remain completely confidential.
COMMENT OF THE DAY: Such a great quote! Thanks Darlin'!
I love the belted top with shorts. You so rock ! I am venturing into a volunteer situation as well. Wish me good vibes! A saying I live by is: "Life gives to the Giver and Takes from the Taker." You are such a terrific giver !