Often times when the topic of health comes about, we tend to focus on the physical. We are reminded to exercise regularly and eat healthy so that our bodies can be well-maintained. Mental health has frequently been left out of the conversation of individual’s overall heath. Defined as a person’s condition with regards to their psychological and emotional well-being, mental health has an endless impact on our day to day lives. Generally speaking, mental health becomes the focus when there is an ‘illness’ involved. When an individual is unable to maintain their emotional wellness is when we become more aware of the importance of mental health, but this does not have to be the case. Your mental well-being can be exercised, similarly to when you would go on a run to maintain your cardiovascular health. The more time you spend proactively insuring your mental well-being, the more prepared you will be when life deals you a difficult situation. Stress tolerance, coping skills, and self-care are areas that you can become more well versed in, so as to maintain your emotional well-being. Take some time to find ways to be proactive about your mental health, avoiding having to be reactive in situations to come. – Nancie Ferdinand, LAPC
Since 2007 Manna Fund has been dedicated to “fill the funding gap” for individuals treating eating disorders. Manna Fund is a tax deductible 501(c)(3) non-profit and we focus on those needing the most immediate and critical level of care. Most people are unaware at the costs associated with inpatient and residential treatment. Scroll to see ways you can help.
Inpatient Treatment Costs (average treatment costs, not specific to any hospital)
- One Month …. $30,000
- One Week …. $7,500
- One Day …. $1,000
Residential Treatment Costs (average treatment costs, not specific to any facility)
- One Month …. $12,000
- One Week …. $3,500
- One Day …. $500
Optional Funding Costs (towards other Manna Scholarship Fund costs)
- Psychiatric Consultation …. $250
- Individual Psychotherapy …. $130
- Group Psychotherapy …. $75
- Gift Basket …. $50
There are three levels of donation programs available: Individual Sponsorship, Corporate Sponsorship and Manna Sponsorship. To ask questions about these programs please call 770-495-9775 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, there are great ways to support Manna Fund by designating us with companies you use regularly such as Amazon and Kroger.
Amazon Smile – Designate Manna Fund with Amazon Smile and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase. To register:
- Visit http://smile.amazon.com.
- Select “Manna Scholarship Fund, Inc.”
- Shop on Amazon.com (Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to Manna Fund!)
Kroger Community Awards – Have a Kroger Plus Card (loyalty rewards card)? Support Manna Fund by going grocery shopping at Kroger (Kroger will donate a percentage of your purchase to Manna Fund). To register:
- Visit https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards
- Existing Plus Card users: “sign-in” with your current card to choose “Manna Scholarship Fund, Inc.”
- New users: select “create an account” if you are a new Kroger Plus Card user!
Manna Fund, Inc. announces the development of a new interactive website for those with eating disorders:
Use Your Voice, Not Your Body!
- Read More (about the disorder)
- Find Professional Resources
- (the most detailed search engine out there!)
- Create a Safe Space
We have taken a brief hiatus while expanding our local services, but promise to put the updated website online as soon as it is possible. This website’s function is to help with understanding your or your loved one’s disease, as well as providing ways for you to obtain support if you are not receiving treatment.