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Sovereign Health of Rancho San Diego Announces Networking Event to Launch Adolescent Eating Disorder Program

SAN DIEGO – May 12, 2016  Sovereign Health of San Diego will host a special event to introduce its new Eating Disorder program for adolescents. The event, which takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., will include special presentations by Sovereign Health Group’s Chief Clinical Officer, Anthony Mele, Psy.D.; Janet Whitney, L.M.F.T., Sovereign Health of San Clemente’s Eating Disorder Program Director; and Jade Recchia, R.D.N., Sovereign Health of San Diego’s Registered Dietitian. Lunch will be provided for this complimentary event. Guests will also be invited to tour the facility and eating disorder house. Please contact Jessica Wilson at 949-304-4186 for more information or to RSVP for this event.

“We are pleased to be able to offer treatment for eating disorders to young women at our facility,” says Elizabeth Urquhart, Director of Operational Excellence for Sovereign Health of San Diego. “When the body takes on this type of abuse, the repercussions can last a lifetime, in the form of organ damage and the body’s ability to function on a normal level. More and more, body image is becoming a problem with adolescent females, and services like ours can be utilized to teach them better appreciation for their bodies, self-love and methods for becoming a healthier, happier individual.”

The networking event will be held at 2815 Steele Canyon Road, El Cajon, CA, 92019. Sovereign Health of San Diego offers a comprehensive treatment program for addiction and mental health disorders for adolescents ages 12 to 17, as well as treatment for adolescent females with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa. Patients benefit from treatment through multiple modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectic behavior therapy and psychodynamic therapy, under the controlled supervision of expert clinicians and staff.

According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, approximately 30 million Americans are dealing with some form of an eating disorder; 95 percent of those who have eating disorders are between the ages of 12 and 25. Moreover, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.

About the Sovereign Health Group

The Sovereign Health Group’s mission is to provide a broad spectrum of high-quality behavioral health treatment services. Sovereign Health’s treatment programs specialize in addressing underlying mental health conditions by utilizing innovative and cutting-edge cognitive testing, rehabilitation and evidence-based treatment modalities. One factor that differentiates Sovereign from other treatment providers has been the company’s ability to offer separate mental health and addiction or dual diagnosis treatment programs at its nine facilities in Arizona, California, Florida, Utah and Texas. Sovereign’s growth will continue in the coming year with additional facilities to be opened in California and Texas. For additional information, go to

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