Category: Mental Health

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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Post Election Burn Out & Eating Disorder Recovery

Hispanic Woman in Business Meeting Room The 2020 election was one of the most hostile and divisive elections in American history. While the election was stressful for society as a whole, there are certain populations, primarily minorities, that were likely impacted more by the election. While it may seem that societal issues wouldn’t influence eating disorder behaviors, this certainly isn’t true. [...]
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Diversity and Eating Disorders: Changing the Face of the Diagnosis

Contributor: Marissa Edwards, Ph.D., at The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt Picture someone with an eating disorder. The image that probably popped into your head was a white, straight, thin, young woman, right? This is the description that has traditionally been thought to depict eating disorders, making many think that others who look [...]
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COVID-19 Quarantine & Eating Disorders – A Dangerous Combination

Woman with body image Of the impact of COVID-19, Deputy-Secretary-General of the UN Amina J. Mohammed has stated, “we are facing a human crisis unlike any we have experienced…(our) social fabric and cohesion is under stress [1].” This continues to be true, as the devastating impacts of COVID-19 rage through the population and quarantine measures once again go into [...]
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