Founder of Rebecca’s House to spread awareness for February’s National Eating Disorders Month
Lake Forest, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/19/2013 -- Rebecca’s House is proud to announce Founder, Rebecca Cooper will be participating in a host of activities in February in an effort to create awareness for eating disorders that are at its highest rate in years.
Eating disorders can manifest at a very young age, starting as low as 12. In one study last year involving 1739 girls aged 12 to 18; over one quarter of the group showed significant eating disorders symptoms. Left untreated, up to 20% of eating disorders patients die prematurely, yet only 1 in 10 eating disorders patients receive treatment.
“Many people don’t understand how dangerous eating disorders are,” Founder Rebecca Cooper stated.
“People make jokes all of the time, but eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any known mental illness. We hope to provide education and awareness to gain support and save lives- especially since February is eating disorder awareness month.” Rebecca, a former eating disorders sufferer herself, founded Rebecca’s House in 1999 and since then has been one of the most recognized eating disorder treatment centers in the country.
Rebecca Cooper has had a very busy month promoting eating disorder awareness. She presented in Los Angeles on February 7th at the Evolution of Addiction Treatment on the topic of “Healing the Brain in Recovery.” Rebecca is also presenting at the The South Eastern Eating Disorder Conference (SEED) in Birmingham, AL on February 21. Mrs. Cooper also plans to participate in some news segments later in the month.
For additional information on the Conference or Rebecca's House and its services, please visit rebeccashouse.org. To interview Founder Rebecca Cooper, please contact at
About Rebecca's House
Rebecca’s House is a premiere eating disorder treatment center that is dedicated to providing the best treatment possible. Rebecca’s House helps individuals by taking a more diversified approach in treating various eating disorders and explores alternative means to allow people to live healthy and fulfilling lives.
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