The Highlands Eating Disorder Treatment Center Blog

Category Archives: Alumni Testimonials

We are so happy to hear stories of success from our clients. Your story could inspire others to seek the help they need to get their lives back on track. If you have a story to share, email it to with the subject line: Story from a Former Client.

One Choice. One Life.

Written by Sarah Kate Hutchison, Castlewood Alumnus                Do I want to live a life worth living, or do I want to live a life with my eating disorder — one that won’t last very long? This was a question I faced a little over a year ago… a question that I didn’t know the answer to at the time. I had struggled with my eating disorder for many years and had gone to treatment various times, and yet I kept relapsing with little hope and a diminishing desire to get better. I doubted that recovery was possible for me…

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I Felt Loved and Fearless at The Highlands

Yesterday someone asked me what treatment was like, if I think it’s a good or a bad thing, what the purpose of it is and why positive thinking wasn’t enough. I wasn’t offended because all I could think about was how loved and fearless I felt at The Highlands. Honestly there are times that I feel resentful that it took so much of my time and I like to pretend that I could have done it on my own. But I know that’s so not true. I’m where I am because I had the best support in the world. And…

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I really am so happy I stayed

Although I did want to head for the hills out of fear as soon as I arrived, the Direct Care Staff did everything in their power to make sure that I felt safe and comfortable there. I really am so happy I stayed until we were ready for me to discharge. It definitely wasn’t easy, but The Highlands really helped me back on my feet. M.C.

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