Category: college

Best Practices for Returning to School in Eating Disorder Recovery

Man walking The transition from summer back to school can be difficult for any student. This transition can be even more challenging for students in eating disorder recovery. Are there any best practices for returning to school? The stressors that come along with school, such as academic and social stressors, can contribute to disordered eating. Therefore, it’s [...]
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College Life: Why You Didn’t Grow Out of Your Eating Disorder

Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Treatment Center Contrary to popular belief, eating disorders are not a fad or lifestyle choice. Often times, body dissatisfaction and chronic dieting can reinforce eating disorder behaviors and lead to the development of an eating disorder. Unfortunately, as unbelievable as it may sound, we live in a society that actually [...]
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Texas Christian University Exemplifies State of the Art Counseling Support for Students

TCU Frog Fountain Dr. Eric Wood is the Director of Texas Christian University (TCU) Counseling and Mental Health. He offers insight into TCU’s counseling support and observations and direction on improving college counseling centers in this interview. At Eating Disorder Hope and Addiction Hope, we are continually contacted by college students seeking help for eating disorders, substance abuse, [...]
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Rethinking the Traditional Model of College Campus Counseling

TCU Library There’s much talk in the field of college mental health about the ever-growing “mental health crisis [1].” Much of this talk centers on the narrative that universities are overwhelmed by a generation of college students reporting more stress and more psychopathology than ever before. Though the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors reports [...]
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Ten Tips for Choosing the Right College for Eating Disorder Recovery

College Students Vulnerable to Eating Disorders The transition to college is a big adjustment made even more complicated for those struggling with disordered eating. During times of stress, like going to college, eating disorder thoughts and behaviors can return or intensify as a way to cope. Given this, it’s essential to consider ways of choosing the right college or university that [...]
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