“Mass. center offering virtual support and programs for eating disorders”
By Ryan Trowbridge and Sabrina Reilley
October 21, 2020
BRIMFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) — A new treatment center opened Wednesday in Massachusetts to help people overcome eating disorders.
It’s a health issue that has been growing across the nation and has only gotten worse in 2020.
“Eating disorders thrive off of isolation,” said Miranda Snyder, who is recovering from an eating disorder.
After years of battling an eating disorder, that was the reality Snyder faced after returning home to western Massachusetts in March after being away at college in Maine.
“I was sent home to Brimfield and there, the stay-at-home order almost immediately kicked in after I got home. With no sense of control, no sense of familiarity, nothing over my life like we all experience, those behaviors and thoughts and feelings of my eating disorder just picked up,” Snyder noted.
Luckily for her, she found the Walden Behavioral Care Center and had a place to turn virtually for help.