Project HEAL Announces First Life-Saving Eating Disorder Treatment Grant Given to Male Applicant
NEW YORK, NY- June 1, 2014: Project HEAL (Help to Eat, Accept and Live) announces that it has funded its first eating disorder treatment grant to a male, as the organization's 2014 second-quarter grant recipient.
“With Project HEAL’s signature financial assistance program we work to provide treatment for both men and women. We advocate for a more accepting and just mental healthcare system, so that together, we can truly save lives,” comments Project HEAL Co-Founders, Liana Rosenman and Kristina Saffran. Men and women who suffer from an eating disorder can recover if they are able to receive comprehensive treatment. Project HEAL knows this through the first-hand experience of its founders, supporters and volunteers, as well as through the testimonials and success stories of the organization’s grant recipients.
Project HEAL spreads eating disorder awareness, advocacy and provides hope that with proper treatment, full recovery is possible. Over 20 million women and 10 million men in the United States suffer from an eating disorder, but access to proper eating disorder treatment can cost upwards of $30,000 per month, and is rarely covered by insurance. Project HEAL strives to raise eating disorder awareness and provide applicants with the treatment they so desperately need. The organization encourages individuals to unite to end the misconceptions linked with eating disorders by providing a source of awareness, recovery and hope.
To be considered for a Project HEAL grant, an applicant is asked to indicate his or her desired level of treatment, preference for place of treatment, and describe motivation for wanting treatment. Applications are open to the public and international applicants are accepted. There are four application periods a year: the third application period runs July 1 through August 31, and the fourth application period runs September 1 through October 31 of this year. Project HEAL’s Clinical Advisory Board, a multidisciplinary group of experts who specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, will review all applications shortly after the application deadline. The financial assistance grants are awarded approximately 30 days after the application deadline date.
Project HEAL: Help to Eat, Accept and Live is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that raises funds to provide financial assistance grants for those with eating disorders who are unable to afford treatment. Project HEAL founders, Liana Rosenman, 23, and Kristina Saffran, 22, met while undergoing their own treatment for anorexia nervosa when they were 15 years old. The two young women helped each other to reach full recovery and were inspired to help others do the same. Since the organization’s founding in 2008, Project HEAL has raised over $350,000, and has provided full treatment for several grant recipients. For more information, visit theprojectheal.org.