Category: Resources

Clinicians in Recovery: Identifying Burnout and Relapse Tendencies

Career woman Contributor: Amy M. Klimek, MA, LCPC, Director of Program Development, Eating Disorder Program Coordinator, Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Many individuals who have found healing and recovery from an eating disorder will feel compelled to give back to the community in some shape or form. A particular clinician or professional who supported recovery efforts during [...]
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Is There a Connection Between Epileptic Disorders and Eating Disorders

Girl in field Epileptic disorders, or epilepsy, is a condition in the brain that impacts nerve cells in an abnormal way. According to the Epilepsy Foundation, epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder, impacting people of a variety of ages [1]. Epilepsy is characterized by a unpredictable seizures, which can result in a range of other health [...]
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Promoting Health at Every Size on Social Media Platforms

Woman searching the EDH website on her iPad Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope “Comparison is the thief of joy” ~ Theodore Roosevelt When it comes to social media, there is no question that the lens through which we view things is somewhat skewed. There are filters upon filters for modifying those [...]
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How to Effectively Deal With Cyber Bullying

Struggling with cyber bullying Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope Unfortunately, bullying behavior is a problematic behavior in our society and proliferant in many different settings, including schools, within home environments, college campuses, and even online. Cyber bullying has heightened in recent years with the increased use of [...]
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How to Ask for Help for an Eating Disorder When You are Estranged From Friends and Family Members

Woman struggling with body image and thinking about a Day in Eating Disorder Treatment Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope Eating disorders are isolating diseases that impact a person in multiple ways. Many individuals who struggle with an eating disorder, such as anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder, often have a difficult time maintaining relationships in their own [...]
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When Can I Begin Volunteering in the Eating Disorder Community?

Lady at Lake in College and Learning about life Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope Those who have battled against an eating disorder understand first hand what it means to struggle day after day. And sometimes understanding alone is enough to give someone else in a similar situation hope for change and recovery. [...]
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How Can I Get Involved With Eating Disorder Advocacy?

Friends in support group therapy Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope For anyone who has been impacted by an eating disorder, either by personally suffering with one of these mental illnesses or by observing a loved one who may be struggling, the result can be life-altering. Eating disorders are [...]
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How to Utilize Online Resources for Long Term Eating Disorder Recovery

Woman on phone Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope In the digital age of smartphones and social media, resources and information are more readily available and accessible than ever before. This comes with many pros and cons, particularly for those who might be recovering from an eating [...]
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What Resources Are Available to Help Me Cover The Cost of Eating Disorder Treatment?

Woman in Field of Dandelions Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope The cost of eating disorder treatment can be incredibly overwhelming, especially without adequate health coverage. Even with health insurance, many individuals may find that they are still needing to pay out of pocket in order to cover the [...]
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