The Center • A Place of HOPE
Changing Lives for Good
For over 30 years, The Center • A Place of HOPE has been helping people with eating disorders change their lives for good. Our eating disorder treatment programs are unique and life changing.
We look at the “whole you,” not just the parts you want us to see. We dig deeper and get to know you personally, walking alongside you with customized whole-person care and treatment plans aimed at healing you emotionally, physically and spiritually.
Let us help you overcome your disordered eating and regain your peace, balance and happiness.
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Everyone feels lousy sometimes. Everyone experiences days when they just don’t want to get out of bed, when they’d rather just roll over, pull the covers up over their head, and call in sick to their life. Depression is more than an occasional...read more
The symptoms of stress can show up in unexpected ways. Consider the following questions and whether you’re experiencing any of the following signs of a stress-filled life: What is your current resting heart rate? Stress leaves you energized and may cause you to have...read more
Healing from an eating disorder is a journey. The path isn’t always easy and level, but neither is life. You must want to get well, to move forward and reestablish a healthy, balanced relationship with food. Once you have understood that something is...read more
As human beings, we want to be in control of our own lives. This is a universal characteristic, whether people profess faith or not. Control is interpreted as freedom, while loss of control is interpreted as freedom, while loss of control is interpreted as slavery....read more
The effects of emotional abuse on your sense of self are significant. Yet often these effects are not linked to the emotional abuse you have suffered. Because this connection has not been made, you may find yourself suffering from one or several of these effects...read more
“Bill is such a great guy!” Carly smiled and made some sort of neutral comment. It did absolutely no good to dispute the evidence of Bill’s obvious charm. He was engaging, witty, energetic, and charismatic. People liked him. She knew the feeling. When Carly first met...read more
- Anorexia – all about anorexia
- Athletes – EDs in athletes
- Binge Eating – when eating takes over
- Body Image – how you see yourself
- Bulimia – all about bulimia
- Cutting – Self Mutilation and EDs
- Diabetes – EDs and diabetes
- Health Care/Insurance – and ED’s
- Infants – eating problems with infants
- Males and EDs – males with ED’s
- Osteoporosis – ED’s and osteoporosis
- Self-Esteem – self-esteem, abuse
- Physiology – how ED’s effect the body
- Diets – eating right, dieting and more
- Treatment Centers – find help
- ED Clinics – international and USA
- Support – online support for EDs
- Insights – suggestions by others
- Special Reports – coping with an ED
- Websites – websites on EDs
- Books on EDs – order books
- Videos on EDs – order online
- Health Magazines – internet magazines
- Poetry/Stories – over 100 to choose from
- News – news and headlines on EDs
- Nutrition – nutrition and EDs
- FAQs – Commonly Asked ED Questions
Parental Involvement Important in the Prevention and Awareness of Eating DisordersJacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC, Founder and Director of Eating Disorder Hope and Debra Cooper, Expert Writer on eating disorders. Eating disorders are now epidemic in the United States. Approximately 11 million women and girls struggle with anorexia and bulimia. Although the average age of onset is 14, girls are being diagnosed as young as eight. Continue Reading ›
Consumer's Guide To Eating Disorders
With so many options across the country and around the world, how do you choose the right one? That, is the million dollar question.
Read our Consumer’s Guide to Eating Disorders and learn what you need to know about treatment. Download Our PDF ›
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Celebs With Eating Disorders
People in the news with various eating disorders
A Body Revolution
Lady Gaga Launches Campaign to Help People With Eating Disorders
Lady Gaga is opening up about her struggles with an eating disorder, deciding instead to flaunt her so-called curvy flaws and launching a campaign for others to do the same. Firing back at tabloid attacks on her 25-pound weight gain, the singer posted photos of herself wearing only a bra and panties on her website Tuesday.
Lady Gaga is opening up about her struggles with an eating disorder, deciding instead to flaunt her so-called curvy flaws and launching a campaign for others to do the same.
Firing back at tabloid attacks on her 25-pound weight gain, the singer posted photos of herself wearing only a bra and panties on her website Tuesday.
Gaga says she’s battled with anorexia and bulimia since she was 15.
Singer and songwriter Fiona Apple became anorexic after being raped outside of her mother’s home at the age of twelve. She says she was not anorexic out of a desire to be thin, but as a reaction to being raped. She also admitted to having self-injurious...read more
Actress Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives) battled both bulimia and anorexia from her teens into her 20s. The bulimia evolved into anorexia. Huffman’s weight dropped to 98 pounds, and her periods stopped. With her family growing increasingly concerned, she...read more
Elvis suffered with bipolar disorder, which is a more technical name for manic depression. Elvis’ substance abuse, eating disorders, and chronic depression should be placed in the larger context of a personality disorder. We think that this will shed new light...read more
(Birth name Reginald Kenneth Dwight) Elton John attended the Royal Academy of Music from 1958 to 1964 on a piano scholarship at age 11. He dropped out just before final exams to pursue show business. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. He...read more
Actress Elisa Donovan (Sabrina – The Teenage Witch, Clueless) suffered from an an eating disorder in the past. She also plays fashion victim Amber in the TV series Clueless, crossed over the line in 1992 to battle anorexia, an eating disorder marked by an...read more
Demi Lovato recently wrote a blog to reach out to people struggling with eating disorders, Hollywood news has learned. And her most important piece of advice is: “speak up and seek professional help.” Fresh from waging war against the Disney Channel for making a joke...read more