Project HEAL: Help To Eat, Accept, and Live

Communities of HEALing: Essex County

“Project HEAL (Help to Eat, Accept, and Live) chapters have spread across the United States to fundraise for treatment costs associated with eating disorders and spread awareness. Through this work, the Project HEAL team has identified significant gaps in the field, including the need for support after treatment has ended (the rate of relapse for eating disorders is 80%), the need for prevention, and the need to develop an evidence-base for the field. As a result, they are launching a new program to address these gaps: Communities of HEALing.

Through their Tower Foundation grant, Project HEAL will launch Communities of HEALing in Essex County to: (1) support individuals in recovery through support groups and mentorship and (2) prevent eating disorders among high schoolers by implementing a body-acceptance program in 12 Essex County high schools.”

CATEGORY: Programs & Services
LOCATION: Salem, MA
AMOUNT: $50,000 over Two Years
YEAR AWARDED: 2017

The phrases "Join the Conversation" and "Let's Talk Stigma" on either side of a microphone.


Join the Conversation: An Anti-Stigma Campaign

Back in the fall of 2015, a coalition of Erie County-based behavioral health providers, agencies, and funders began to take shape. The group, coming together as the Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition, dedicated itself to addressing the negative perceptions that so many continue to have about mental health challenges and people who deal with these challenges. … Continued