Wickenburg, AZ (PRWEB) March 04, 2013
Remuda Ranch, a comprehensive treatment center specializing in eating and co-occurring disorders for women and girls in Arizona, was a sponsor of the “Love Your Body Week” at the University of Arizona-Tucson from February 20 – 27.
The focus of the event was to promote positive body image messages and increase awareness of eating disorders, their prevention, and recovery. A fair was featured on Tuesday, February 26 with interactive exhibits, free information and screenings, along with games and prizes. Headlining the “Love Your Body Week” was Dr. Jean Kilbourne, internationally recognized for her ground-breaking work on the image of women in advertisements and media, who presented “Falling in Love with Food: Connection and Disconnection in Food Advertising” to 50-75 professionals the morning of Wednesday, February 27 and that evening Kilbourne presented “The Naked Truth: Advertising’s Image of Women” to several hundred students.
In addition to sponsoring “Love Your Body Week”, Remuda Ranch was also an exhibitor at the event with Sharon Pollei, Business Development Liaison for Remuda Ranch and The Meadows, in attendance. “Being a part of the University of Arizona ‘Love Your Body’ events was an honor and privilege,” said Pollei. “It is always inspiring when professionals and students combine forces to initiate change by spreading awareness and education about the dangers of an eating disorder. Together we can make a difference.”
According to college health care practitioners, a significant number of students arrive on campus with body image and eating concerns which range from “body pre-occupied” to “obsessed” to “disordered.” Each point along the continuum becomes more distracting, exhausting, and isolating. It is a mental and physical health issue that can impact academics and relationships, with eating disorders as the only mental health diagnosis that can end in death due to physical complications.
Remuda Ranch is an industry leader in treating eating and co-occurring disorders for women and girls through its inpatient, residential and partial-care programs. To learn more about Remuda Ranch’s work, contact an intake coordinator at 866-390-5100 or visit http://www.remudaranch.com.
Since 1990, Remuda Ranch has been a leading eating and co-occurring treatment center. In that time, over 10,000 women and girls have trusted their care to Remuda Ranch. Through
Remuda Ranch’s treatment approach and clinical excellence at its two state-of-the art locations in Wickenburg and Chandler Arizona, individualized treatment is offered by a multidiscipline team of psychiatrists, primary care providers, registered dietitians, therapists, psychologists and registered nurses that provided assistance and support 24 hours a day. Along with treating eating disorders, Remuda Ranch addresses co-occurring issues such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse and trauma. Remuda Ranch was acquired by The Meadows in 2012 and is accredited by The Joint Commission.