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Suicide and Crisis Lifeline:

call, text, or chat 988

Mental Health & Addiction Connection line: 866-603-0016

Minnesota Warmline, for a safe, anonymous, and confidential person to listen and help. Monday – Saturday 12 noon to 10pm: 651-288-0400 or text “support” to 85511

Parent Email Warmline:

Find resources, answers to your questions, a support network, and you will know that you are not alone.

First Call for Help:

800-543-7709 or, for questions about services, assistance, housing and other areas of need.

Children and Divorce

An extensive guide about helping children through a divorce, which is sadly a very common thing kids have to go through. 

The mission of Saron's Mental Health Ministry is to encourage each other with support and compassion.

The goal: to provide mental health awareness information and resources to the Saron congregation and the community at large.

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Saron’s Mental Health Ministry will explore a different topic each month.

This month’s topic is

Eating Disorders

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Signs and Symptoms of an Eating Disorder:

  • Preoccupation with food, body weight, and image

  • Severe disturbances in eating behaviors, as well as related thoughts and emotions

  • Dramatic calorie reduction

  • Uncontrollable overeating

  • Binge eating and purging behaviors




  • Treatment plans are typically tailored to meet individual needs.

  • Eating disorders are often accompanied by other mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression.

  • Eating disorders affect every gender, class, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.

  • Preteens-Seniors may struggle with an eating disorder.

  • More than 30 million people in the U.S. will struggle with an eating disorder.

  • An eating disorder is not a choice or lack of willpower but rather an illness with biological and genetic roots that are influenced by culture.



Treatments and Therapies:

  • Individual, group, and/or family psychotherapy

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Medical care and monitoring

  • Nutritional counseling

  • Medications

  • Residential inpatient treatment , day treatment , outpatient treatment, and virtual treatment programs are available



Eating disorders are serious, even deadly conditions that can affect any age group, gender, or race. If you or someone you love is struggling with food, schedule an assessment with a medical professional.


Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

988 offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress. That could be:

· Thoughts of suicide

· Mental health or substance use crisis, or

· Any other kind of emotion distress

People can call or text 988 or chat for themselves or if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support. With 988, no matter where you live in the United States, you can reach a trained crisis counselor who can help.

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