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Founder’s Message

A Place of Healing’s 2016 Annual Board of Directors Meeting was meant to be a celebration.  It could have gone 1 of 2 ways, either looking forward to another year of service to the community or closing our doors and honoring all we had accomplished.

I am pleased to tell you we celebrated knowing we will continue serving our community in 2017!

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Social Media – Helpful or Hurtful in Eating Disorder Recovery?

by:  Zoe Robinson, volunteer

What’s the first thing you do upon waking in the morning? Brush your teeth? Shower? Or, like many of us, check your social media accounts?

With the convenience of smartphones and apps for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, the relevance of social media in our everyday lives is growing at a fast speed,

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What to expect on your first visit to A Place Of Healing in Johnson City

One of the most important and hardest steps in recovery is generally this first hurdle . . . Reaching out to find help.

Here is what you can expect when you reach out to A Place of Healing.

A Place of Healing is an Eating Disorder Resource Center located at 509 East Watauga Avenue in Johnson City,

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Men Get Eating Disorders Too

Kudos to a new online UK version of the Huffington Post that is highlighting the real issues facing men (HuffPost Men) and the recent article about men and eating disorders, Eating Disorders Aren’t just a Women’s Issue, Men are Suffering Too (click to read full article).

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Successful First Support Group Meeting

Eating Disorder Support GroupA Place of Healing held their first support group last Thursday for those with eating disorders, disordered eating behaviors, and friends and family of those who suffer. Turnout was successful with male and female attendees of all ages and backgrounds including family members.

Support groups are a place where people can connect with others in a safe and positive environment who share similar issues.

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Healthy begins with Heal: Part 1

Ever notice the word “Healthy” begins with the word “Heal?” As I’m pondering this, I now wonder if any person who has ever said, “I need to get healthy” is actually meaning, “I need to heal.”

Heal from what?A Place of Healing

It’s different for everyone.

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Posted in Eating Disorders, recovery


Introducing the Clinical Membership Program

A Place Of Healing membership logo
You Bring Hope!

The first of its kind in upper East Tennessee, A Place of Healing (APOH) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide free education and professional referrals to those suffering with eating disorders and disordered eating. The need for our services in this area is evident through serving numerous individuals and assisting professionals weekly since opening our doors in January 2014.

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Social Media and Eating Disorders

by: Dakotah Williams and Laryn Hurleyfeed-eating-disorders

With instant access to Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and other forms of social media linking us to millions of people with just a click of a button on a computer, cell phone, etc, it is no wonder that our lives have become a popularity contest based on how many “likes” we receive.

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Book Review: Father Hunger

REVIEW BY: Dakotah Williams graduated summa cum laude from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Psychology and a minor in Human Development and Learning.

I recently read Father Hunger: Fathers, Daughters, and the Pursuit of Thinness by Margo Maine,

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Today is a Special Day

Dear friends, family, and supporters,

Three years ago today I left everything I knew about life and independence to spend 6 weeks in an eating disorder treatment facility for women.   I was scared, nervous, and quite frankly, embarrassed.

I was also ready and determined for change in my life.

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