12 members present
Presentation: Walden Behavioral Care with Haley Covertino and Angela Rowan
If you are interested in eating disorder services through Walden Behavioral Care, you can reach them through their contact form:
To make referrals:
- Anyone can call to get information or make a referral
- Brief phone conversation with Admissions or Satellite clinic Administrator to collect basic info
- If client qualifies for any programs, a more in-depth evaluation wil hte peformed by a licensed clinician on-site and includes labs, weight, 45 minute clinical interview and recomendation for level of care
Different types of eating disorders - anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating, EDNOS (eating disorder not otherwise specified)
Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness and compromise the health of patients very quickly. More people die of eating disorders than all other mental health illness combined.
More than 350,000 people in Massachusetts struggle with an eating disorder at any one time. Only 10% of anyone with an eating disorder gets treatment.
Men often go unidentified/undiagnosed with eating disorders, despite making up a significant population of eating disorder patients.
Red flags can be spotted across the spectrum of emotional, physical and behavioral symptoms.
Treatment includes cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, or dialectic behavioral therapy, or DBT. Most common interventions are eating in community and on a schedule. Family Based Treatment is also a significant portion of treatment. FBT puts parents back in control of food, treatment, and supervision.
Walden has the only inpatient eating disorder clinic in New England; the next closest one is New York Presbyterian.
- We will be on recess until our September meeting.
- Board of Directors will convene sporadically to discuss funding.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any ideas about changing meeting times.
Julie Jediny - Carol Dupree of WM Food Bank will be at Hillside Village on Thursday to help people apply for SNAP.
Beth Snyder - Farmers markets are getting WIC vouchers for $20-$40. Beth will be touring the farmers' markets for all 34 towns she works for and doing demonstrations for how to use fresh produce.
Gail FF - Transportation Committee is working 6/16 with the Food Pantry to do surveys about transportation.
Gail FF - CDC has access to money for safety trainings of all kinds. If you own a business that pays into workers' comp and want to get safety training, there's a simple online application. Speaker from Worker's Comp at October Meeting.
Desiree - The Strong Foundation for young Children will be doing development and fundraising looking for $10,000.
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