Wellness Walk Wrap Up!
Over two hundred community members toddled, bounded, and strode their way around the two-mile trail at Cumberland Park on Sunday September 10th to support eating disorder awareness, treatment and recovery with RoundTable Wellness. The crowd drew such attention that the event was featured on WLFI news! This is an incredible feat, as each year RoundTable Wellness aims to draw a greater crowd for greater community involvement and impact.
Funds from the 3rd Annual RoundTable Wellness Walk – over $3,000 – were all donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, West Central Indiana chapter (NAMI-WCI). Executive director of NAMI-WCI, Astrid Hastak, Ph.D., was present to explain the impact of the event’s efforts. Astrid has personally witness the power of peer-to-peer support groups for those personally struggling with or caring for someone with mental illness, especially with eating disorders as the stigma can be stifling and the mortality rate is higher than any other form of mental illness. The funds raised at the event support the development and implementation of free support groups, educational presentations, and other mental health programs offered by NAMI-WCI throughout Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White counties.
The staff at RoundTable Wellness extends its sincerest gratitude to the individuals, families and businesses that attended and sponsored the Wellness Walk. As our business works with clients who suffer from eating disorders and disordered eating on a daily basis, we recognize the significant need for treatment options in the Greater Lafayette area. Click HERE to view event photos!
With this in mind, we are extremely excited to announce a business change that will surely provide more comprehensive support to the many in our community who seek compassionate care for their physical and mental health.
RoundTable Wellness is currently transitioning into a Behavioral Health Center, developing new and revising old policies and procedures to reflect the standards of Joint Commission. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationally as a symbol of quality health care that reflects our commitment to meeting certain performance standards. By working towards Joint Commission accreditation, RoundTable Wellness will be joining more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States that have demonstrated a commitment to safe, consistent, high-quality care. At RoundTable Wellness, we feel that these changes will allow for more thorough assessment and treatment for physical and mental health concerns.
With this exciting news, we need to inform our future clients that this business change affects their access to nutrition care with RoundTable Wellness.
Previously, we could offer nutrition counseling separate from psychotherapy. However, with our new model for assessment and treatment, all individuals seeking nutrition counseling will need to get a full assessment by one of our therapists beforeconnecting with our dietitians. This way, we are attending to the client’s mental health needs as the primary goal, and to their nutritional needs as necessary. Our dietitians often find that a client’s concerns are less related to their food choices or level of physical activity, and more related to their perceptions of lifestyle choices, self-esteem, and emotional / social behaviors. By having a therapist assess for this first, our dietitians can focus more on the nutrition-specific topics at hand, while the therapist can explore the psychological, social, and emotional factors that impact their wellness.
If you have any questions or concerns about these changes, please feel free to call (765-630-7222) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) our office – we would be happy to speak with you! Thank you again for your continued support of our mission to bridge a gap in the Greater Lafayette community using a multidisciplinary, culturally competent, evidenced-based, and compassionate approach to mental health and nutritional care.
Wishing you all the best to digest,Raquel Rose, RDN
RoundTable Wellness Dietitian
RoundTable Wellness Dietitian