Tag Archives: College Student

Lack of College On-Campus Food Options and Eating Disorders

College Cafeteria Colleges students today face unprecedented challenges, including academic pressures, establishing their own identity and autonomy, balancing work with school and a social life, and more. For many college students, these years are a time to learn how to care for themselves independently, including everything from cooking, grocery shopping, paying bills and other such responsibilities and [...]
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Transitioning Back to College After Winter Break While in Recovery

Woman returning to college The holidays can be a stressful time filled with a variety of triggers for those in eating disorder recovery. Transitioning back to college after winter break can make this time even more challenging for students, as this typically comes with a demanding schedule, school stress, and social pressures. If you are a college student in [...]
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How Can I Encourage My College Student to Take a Break From School For Eating Disorder Treatment

College student using Eating Disorder Recovery Stories in her recovery Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope College students are no strangers to the chaotic and overwhelming schedules that come with college life. A majority of college students learn to manage multiple things at once, including academics, social life, growing a potential career, working, sports [...]
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How Cyber Bullying Can Impact Eating Disorder Sufferers on College Campuses

Cyberbullying Contributor: Dr. SooMi Lee Samuel, MD, MA, Medical Director for Timberline Knolls There are many influential stressors that may trigger the development of an eating disorder, including both biological and environmental factors. For the college student who may be biologically predisposed to developing an eating disorder, the transition to college can be a tremendous undertaking. [...]
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Recovering From Medical Complications From Eating Disorders While Finishing College

College girl leaning on tree reading a book Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope Whether anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder or any other eating disorder, these psychiatric illnesses have severe complications. Individuals struggling with these diseases experience many ramifications, including physical, emotional, and psychological disturbances. Professional treatment is a necessary [...]
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Affording Eating Disorder Treatment and College Tuition

College girl in grass Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope The rising costs of college tuition can be overwhelming for the student trying to get a higher education. Whether at a public junior college, a state school, or private institution, the cost of college tuition along with books [...]
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College Majors and Eating Disorder Susceptibility

College Student Reading A Book About Clean Eating Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope The transition to college in itself is a process that involves many changes. As a student learns to become more autonomous and begin to find their own way, the gain in independency and decisions about the future can [...]
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Eating Disorder Recovery: Finding Spirituality on Campus

College student and spirituality Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope The eating disorder recovery journey looks different for everyone, though for many individuals in recovery, spirituality is an important aspect.  Defined as more than just religion, spirituality can be defined as a belief in something greater than ourselves. [...]
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National Eating Disorder Awareness Week on College Campuses

College Students National Eating Disorder Awareness week Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope Without a doubt, the college years can be among the most memorable of a person’s life. Many individuals come into their own during their time spent in college, forming greater autonomy and an individual identity, branching out to [...]
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Starting College As A Trauma Abuse Survivor

Woman returning to college Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope The transition to college in itself is an overwhelming venture. There are many new aspects that come with this stage in life, including increased responsibility and independency, learning more about oneself and developing identity, making decisions about finances, [...]
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