Category: Mental Health

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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Can Borderline Personality Disorder Cause an Eating Disorder?

Woman struggling with Borderline Personality Disorder and an eating disorder Contributor: Melissa O’Neill, LCSW, Director of Clinical Operations at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Decades of research have revealed a connection between eating disorder (EDs) and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) — EDs are far more prevalent in those struggling with BPD: 53.8%, as opposed to the nationwide average of approximately 6%. Most people have a [...]
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Eating Disorders, Experiential Somatic Awareness and Integration

Woman struggling with eating disorder Contributor: Dr. Gina Negrette serves as the Medical Director for Aloria Health. Body distress or somatic integration often occurs when a person is under an extreme amount of stress and/or experiences trauma. Somatic awareness is when a person acknowledges their own self within their environment and uses sensations to identify the psychological, physiological and social factors [...]
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Processing Emotions and Learning to Tolerate Painful Feelings

Woman getting therapy Tolerating uncomfortable emotions can be difficult at times. It is about being able to identify feelings, process them, and coping with them as they arise. Often our society teaches us to push down negative emotions and show only positive ones. We are taught that certain emotions are not appropriate to share or express. Being unable [...]
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The Fat CEO: Why Many in Leadership Roles Are Comfort Eating

Man taking note on Prevalence & Features of Eating Disorders in Males Overwhelming stress and pressure seem to be ingrained in the American lifestyle. In fact, in 2015, the American Psychological Association found that the majority of Americans report moderate or high levels of stress [1]. For those that hold a leadership position, this stress is often heightened and chronic. After all, these individuals are tasked with [...]
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ADHD and Eating Disorders: Statistics & Trends

Teen girl on bicycle Eating disorders [EDs] commonly occur with other mental illnesses, one of those being Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  Both of these disorders present significant public health issues, particularly in regard to children and adolescents. ADHD is one of the most frequently diagnosed childhood disorders, with parent-reported ADHD diagnoses rapidly increasing from “7.8 in 2003 to 9.5 in 2007, [...]
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