SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sovereign Health, a leading national provider of behavioral health treatment services, announces the launch of "The Unbearable Weight" toolkit, an innovative new guidebook that can help any behavioral health professional navigate the challenges associated in treating patients with an eating disorder, the most deadly type of mental illness. Click here for a free download.
"In tandem with the launch of both of Sovereign's eating disorders programs in 2016, we recognized a need to provide more educational tools related to eating disorders," said Rachael Mattice, managing editor for Sovereign Health. "This toolkit offers numerous articles, exercises, emergency information and other resources to assist both patients and families in overcoming triggers and resisting relapse."
As noted in the comprehensive toolkit, the holiday season can be a stressful time for anyone, but it is particularly difficult for people dealing with an eating disorder. The focus on rich meals with family can trigger food anxieties and other maladaptive behavior. This toolkit provides information, resources and exercises to help patients and families overcome seasonal triggers and maintain recovery. Treatment professionals can use the guide as both a reference and a helpful tool for patients and their loved ones. The 64-page downloadable guidebook covers topics including:
- Developing coping strategies
- Talking to someone with an eating disorder
- Personal activities for reframing food association
- Family activities reinforcing sound food hygiene
- Handling medical emergencies
- Recovery resources
In addition to the guidebook, the toolkit features a range of informative articles and content features to help patients gain new perspectives on the topic of eating disorders. These include:
- "What's In Your Lunchbox?" online survey
- "Eating Disorders: Effects and Potential Origins" slideshare
- "Physical Tolls of Eating Disorders" infographic
- "Opening the Door on Eating Disorders" interactive graphic
- Q and A with an eating disorder specialist
Sovereign Health is a national provider of behavioral health treatment. Their Joint Commission-accredited facilities in Rancho San Diego and San Clemente treat female patients with eating disorders as well as any co-occurring mental health or substance abuse disorders.
Sovereign's facilities are licensed to provide both addiction/dual diagnosis treatment and mental health treatment, such as trauma, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, as well as treatment for chronic pain, eating disorders and cognitive deficits. Sovereign provides patients with advanced diagnostic assessment processes and the utilization of cutting-edge technology.
About Sovereign Health
Sovereign Health's mission is to provide a broad spectrum of high-quality behavioral health treatment services for adults and adolescents. One factor that differentiates Sovereign from other treatment providers has been the company's ability to offer separate mental health and addiction or dual diagnosis treatment programs at its facilities. For more information, visit www.sovhealth.com.
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