Category: Prevention

You Can Do This: Coming Out of Eating Disorder Rehab Successfully

Dock in a lake 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 [...]
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Signs Your Teen Might Have an Eating Disorder

A young Teen May Have an Eating Disorder Contributor: Center for Hope of the Sierras Team at Center for Hope of the Sierras 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 [...]
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Thinspiration & Eating Disorders

social media promotes Thinspiration and Eating Disorders 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 [...]
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How Can Teachers & Coaches Help to Prevent Eating Disorders?

Teacher on the whiteboard 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 [1]. 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 [...]
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