Posted Nov 10, 2020
Walden Behavioral Care recently opened a 24-hour inpatient and residential care facility for people with eating disorders in Dedham.
The new 68,000-square-foot facility was uniquely designed by leaders in innovation, hospitality and modern healthcare to foster a healing environment in which people at every level of their eating disorder journey can receive the care that they need.
“Our administration believes in the importance of behavioral health and is working to promote these services within our system,” said Gov. Charlie Baker. “Walden Behavioral Care’s work to expand their behavioral health services to include this new facility for people with eating disorders is another important step in the necessary work to prioritize these services, and I want to congratulate the team at Walden on the launch of this facility.”
Eating disorders are a major and growing problem. With the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, more than 30 million people of all ages and genders will suffer from an eating disorder in the U.S. alone. Every 52 minutes, at least one person dies as a direct result of an eating disorder in the U.S.
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