Teens & Social Media

Teens & Social Media

The recent release of internal research conducted by Facebook and Instagram hasn’t been much of a surprise to most teens or parents of adolescents. There have been numerous conversations regarding the possibility that there is a strong connection to the use of social...

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...

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