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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Most Recent Posts From Our Blog
Sometimes the life we live causes stress and sometimes the life we lived causes stress. Each of us is a product of our past. If that past is full of ghosts, that past will haunt the present.read more
In some abused children, this expression leads to an eating disorder. The child may begin to control body weight as a way to control at least one thing in their life.read more
As parents, we need to fight against the illusion that everything is always fine with our teenagers. Teens often hide their pain behind the “Fine” sign — which is another way of saying “Keep out of my life.” Sometimes that pain translates into depression, eating disorders, anxiety, or substance abuse. I encourage you to get to know your teenager, to get beyond your irritation at their behavior, and to pay attention to what that behavior tells you about your teen.read more
God always intended food to be fuel for the body. He also meant for it to be a source of pleasure; that’s why He made food to taste good.read more
If you are a pessimistic person, I want you to be able to proclaim it, to own up to it, and to accept it. Pessimists have what I refer to as a critical spirit. It refers to a person whose inner default mode is to be critical or negative.read more
Many people struggle with the environmental and social triggers during the holiday season that may elicit old, destructive eating patterns. Staying committed to practicing self-care throughout the holiday season is your solution to remaining on the path of recovery.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 Disorders
Jacquelyn 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.
Danielle Fishel, former star of “Boy Meets World,” said she used to be obsessed with her weight as a teen. Focused on achieving a perfect 24-inch waist, Danielle said she took laxatives, would eat only lettuce and threw up. The 5’1” host of the “The Dish” on the Style...read more
He’s a much loved rock’n’roller who’s married to one of the world’s most beautiful women. But singer Daniel Johns has finally revealed the horror behind his teenage anorexia – a condition which nearly left him dead.
Johns has admitted he was close to suicide a number of times as he battled the eating disorder in his late teens. It is the first time the singer has spoken at length about his anorexia, a problem which is affecting increasing numbers of teenage boys in Australia.read more
Her name is Courtney Thorne-Smith, and she has an eating disorder. The former star of Ally McBeal tells US Weekly that the pressure to be thin ultimately led her to quit the Fox dramedy. "I started undereating, overexercising, pushing myself too hard and brutalizing...read more
Model Christine Alt (Carol Alt's sister) developed an eating disorder under the pressure to slim down from modeling agencies and clients. "I think that half the women in this world who are plus-size would not be if they never went on a diet." More...read more
Actress Christina Ricci admits to suffering from anorexia, depression and self-mutilation as a teen. As the Addams Family star told the press in 2007: "I was a teenager going through adolescence and at one point I had a little anorexia phase and then I kind of...read more
In the 1968 Summer Olympics at Mexico City, a blond, pigtailed 15-year-old girl earned the highest U.S. scores in gymnastics. She captured the hearts of millions of people around the world and changed the course of women’s gymnastics in the United States. That teenage athlete was Cathy Rigby, the first American woman to win a medal in World Gymnastics competition. She holds 12 international medals, eight of which are gold. While Cathy excelled in the Olympics, she also suffered from an eating disorder.read more
Don’t Be Fooled
Please do not be fooled by all the hype to be thin like many of the celebrities. Their anorexic/bulimic behavior has forced many of them to be hospitalized. Eating Disorders are not glamorous, but very dangerous.