One in 10 people living in the United States suffer from an eating disorder. Costs for treatment are not covered by most insurance providers, leaving these costs of about $30,000 on the shoulders of those already enduring enough. However, recovery is possible through Project HEAL.
Project HEAL is a non-profit organization located throughout the United States, Australia, Canada and Mexico. Project HEAL raises funds for different actions: providing funding for people seeking treatment of their eating disorder but cannot afford it, providing education on eating disorders, promoting healthy body image and self-esteem and serving as a testament that full recovery from an eating disorder is attainable.
Stephanie Koenig recently brought Project HEAL to Southeast Michigan. Thus giving a chance for local residents to receive help. Project HEAL will be kicking off their new presence in Michigan with “Music HEALS,” a concert event to fundraise for scholarships to help and even save lives of those with eating disorders.
Visit the Yellow Barn in Ann Arbor on March 9 to attend “Music HEALS.” Tickets are priced at $20 and available for purchase online or on the website: http://projecthealsoutheastmichigan.mydagsite.com/.
Enjoy provided snacks and drinks while reveling in a musical concert performed by local folk artists. One of EMU’s very own students, Emily Slomovits, will be one of these performers. A raffle will be held for a chance to win prizes such as gift certificates for massages, dance classes, aerial silks, restaurants and more.
If interested in participating in Project HEAL then you can attend their next meeting. It will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 at the Center for Eating Disorders in Ann Arbor.
Eating disorders have one of the highest mortality rates of any mental illness, but many are unable to receive treatment. Help aid those in need by attending Music HEALS. Visit Music HEALS Facebook event page to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/1555624581428582/.