Leaving eating disorder rehab can be a really overwhelming experience, no matter how long you were in it. You have lived years engaging in unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors that have likely impacted your self-view, relationships, school, career – your whole life. You bravely enter treatment and are finally surrounded by people that get it and [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center In an era where teens are constantly bombarded with images of what they should look like and how they should portray themselves on social media, it’s natural to worry about them developing an eating disorder. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 3 percent of [...] Read More
When I did a Google search for research on this article, Google asked, “did you mean ‘inspiration and eating disorders?’” I genuinely wish I did. Yes, the internet has created the possibility for us to access inspirational images, quotes, stories, and people that can support eating disorder treatment, advocacy, and recovery. Unfortunately, it has also [...] Read More
The thoughts associated with an eating disorder (ED) tend to be intrusive, obsessive, and rigid. These thoughts can even develop a whole separate identity. Viewing an ED through this lens can help people separate [...] Read More
Students who have participated in sports tend to experience positive effects such as healthier lifestyles, enhanced skills in teamwork, improved discipline and decision-making skills . However, can a coach or teacher play a key roll in eating disorder prevention? Sports environments, however, can increase the risk of eating disorders among some students. Coaches and teachers [...] Read More
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