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Remuda Ranch, Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders, and MASK (Mothers Awareness on School-Age Kids), Partner to Help Educate Parents, Teachers and Students About Eating Disorders
Date:1/27/2010

PHOENIX, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Remuda Ranch, Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders (http://www.remudaranch.com) and MASK (Mothers Awareness on School-Age Kids) have partnered to help educate parents, teachers and students about eating disorders and related issues.

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"MASK is excited to be trained by an organization of the caliber of Remuda Ranch," said Kimberly Cabral, president and founder of MASK (http://www.azmask.org).  "Our partnership will equip us to further our mission in bringing awareness to eating disorders, anxiety and depression.  Additionally, our goal is to hold self-esteem workshops for our youth."

Remuda Ranch, Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders celebrates its 20th anniversary this year in treating women, teens and children with eating and anxiety disorders.  Since opening in 1990, Remuda Ranch has treated more than 10,000 patients with its intensive, inpatient treatment programs.  

It's estimated that more than 11 million individuals in the U.S. suffer from eating disorders.  More people die from eating disorders than any other mental illness.

"Eating disorders can occur in all ages, weights, genders and races," said Dena Cabrera, PsyD, staff psychologist at Remuda Ranch.  "The sooner we can treat or prevent an eating disorder, the better.  Often when we think of someone who is anorexic or bulimic, we tend to think of the most extreme cases.  It's important to remember that eating disorders are the most secretive of all mental illnesses.  As parents, teachers and friends we need to be able to recognize early warning signs."

For more information on workshops provided by MASK throughout the valley, visit www.azmask.org or call 480-502-5337.

About Remuda Ranch, Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders

Remuda Ranch offers inpatient and residential programs for individuals of all faiths suffering from eating or anxiety disorders.  Each patient is treated by a multi-disciplinary team including a Psychiatric and a Primary Care Provider, Registered Dietitian, Masters Level therapist, Psychologist and Registered Nurse. The professional staff equips each patient with the right tools to live a healthy, productive life.  For more information, call 1-800-445-1900 or visit www.remudaranch.com.

About MASK:

Mothers Awareness on School-Age Kids, or MASK, is a non-profit organization founded by a group of dedicated mothers in 2007.  Its mission is to increase awareness among parents and children about the challenges facing our youth. MASK addresses a wide range of topics including drugs, alcohol, Internet safety, eating disorders, depression and bullying -- with the goal of improving communication with our children and empowering them to make safe, healthy choices.  MASK also gives parents an opportunity to network and share tools that focus on prevention and promote healthy peer relationships.  Our vision is to ultimately see parents and children working together to create a positive shift in our society.  For more information, please visit www.azmask.org.

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