Halloween in Recovery: Tricks for Treating Yourself

Halloween in Recovery: Tricks for Treating Yourself

Halloween was a magical time for me as a child. Every July, my mother would ask me what I wanted to be for Halloween. She would then buy (or sometimes design) a pattern and make the most elaborate, hand-sewn costumes for me. We’re talking full body shark suits, giant...

Eating Disorders amongst Athletes: What to Know?

Eating Disorders amongst Athletes: What to Know?

Written by Dr. Katie Patterson, PsyD, LPC, NCC Although the prevalence of eating disorders among athletes is high, they often go unnoticed by coaches, teammates, and the athlete themself. In part, this is due to the sport culture and “norms” related to nutrition,...

New School Year Brings Anxiety

New School Year Brings Anxiety

For many young adults, periods of transition and the stress that it may bring can trigger unhealthy coping skills and the onset of an eating disorder. In fact, many adolescents and teens develop an eating disorder as they begin high school or college. Social...

May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

For more than 65 years, May has been observed as National Mental Health Awareness Month by organizations such as the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Mental Health America (MHA). The goal is to educate communities about psychological disorders while...

Men & Eating Disorders

Men & Eating Disorders

Despite the common misconception that eating disorders occur only in women, about one in three people struggling with an eating disorder is male. Almost 10 million males will suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives. In addition to anorexia and...

What Has the Pandemic Done to Our Boundaries?

What Has the Pandemic Done to Our Boundaries?

Written by: Katie Heaney Read the original article here. The other day, a friend called me on the phone to complain about another friend — a cherished hobby for us both. In 2019, or any year before it, the inciting event would have been an inoffensive request: My...

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