Project HEAL funds inpatient, residential, intensive outpatient, and outpatient treatment for applicants suffering from an eating disorder who want to recover but cannot afford treatment. Eating disorders have one of the highest mortality rates of all mental illnesses, and require intense treatment which can cost upwards of $30,000 per month, yet insurance companies often refuse to cover these costs and most people cannot afford to pay out of pocket. The money you donate will to help cover necessary treatment of motivated applicants who want to get better and are ready to do the hard work required.
Here are some estimates for treatment:
$100- 30 minute nutritionist appointment $175- 1 hour therapy appointment $250- 1 1/2 hour family therapy appointment $1,000- 1 day at a residential treatment facility $30,000- cost of 1 month of residential treatment, the average length of stay