Category: Mental Health

The Pandemic’s Effect on the Mental Health of Those Who Have Eating Disorders

Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult on everyone’s mental health, presenting times of increased stress, fear, and anxiety. For those who have an eating disorder, the effect of the pandemic may be even greater, making it challenging to remain in recovery. The Pandemic’s Effect on Mental Health The [...]
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Why CACREF Accreditation in Eating Disorder Treatment

Trees in the forest CACREP standards make sure counseling programs teach students the skills they need to become therapists. Read about why that matters for eating disorder treatment. CACREP Accreditation & Eating Disorder Treatment: What’s CACREP?  The Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) has been around since 1981. CACREP sets standards for master’s and [...]
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Emotions & Eating Disorders

Woman sitting in desert struggling with Bulimia Nervosa What does the word emotions mean to you? For many people, the word brings up images of sadness, grief, and crying. Or perhaps when you hear the word emotions, you think of joy, excitement, or laughter. What emotions are invoked when you think about eating disorders? While emotions do, indeed, regulate whether we feel like [...]
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Tools for Sustaining Healthy Relationships

Group of ladies laughing In 2021, the relationships that we have are more important than ever, but the circumstances that have led to this also make sustaining healthy relationships more challenging than ever. Due to COVID-19 concerns of spreading illness and harming others, bonding through quality time, traveling together, going to work or school, and even holiday get-togethers are currently [...]
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DBT, Adolescents & Eating Disorder Treatment

Young Woman with Red Hair For the past several decades, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has been used to help treat a wide range of mental health disorders, including eating disorders (ED). And while research suggests DBT is often a beneficial form of therapy for both adolescents and adults with EDs, it was not originally designed to treat eating disorders. However, [...]
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Eating Disorders in Young Athletes Among Mental Health Concerns on the Rise During Pandemic

Speaking with Athletes about Eating Disorders and running races Contributor: Staff at McCallum Place In one way or another, the COVID-19 pandemic has been hard for everyone. It’s been especially difficult for young athletes. Though the coronavirus mortality rate for adolescents, teens, and young adults is extremely low, the mental health effects of having their academic, social, and extracurricular lives altered and their routines [...]
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