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Black Lives Matter: Columbus Park’s Mission

Black Lives Matter: Columbus Park’s Mission

We, at Columbus Park, here in the heart of New York City, are both humbled and proud as we join individuals in our community and beyond to take action in an abundance of meaningful ways… whether by protesting, self-educating, donating, self-reflecting or speaking out.   

Eating Disorders During the COVID-19 Crisis

Eating Disorders During the COVID-19 Crisis

The Covid-19 crisis has proven to be a dramatic and unprecedented global medical and mental health crisis.  We’re all struggling to varying degrees with loss, disruption, and/or financial worry.  And for those who grapple with eating and body image concerns, the Covid fallout adds yet another challenging dimension. 

Exercise Addiction: What You Need to Know

Exercise Addiction: What You Need to Know

A new study published in the journal Eating and Weight Disorders indicates that exercise addiction is over 3.5 times more likely to occur in people who have an eating disorder versus those who don’t. Through a meta-analysis of nine studies across four countries, this new report analyzed results from over 2,000 participants.

2019 Outcomes: A Year In Review

2019 Outcomes: A Year In Review

As the year came to a close, we completed a review of 2019 outcomes and are proud to report on our exceptional results and positive trends.

Eating Disorder Research 2019 Roundup

Eating Disorder Research 2019 Roundup

2019 was another year filled with interesting research on eating disorders. Here are a few of the studies Columbus Park found to be particularly interesting and impactful to our practice.

“Burn It Off” Campaign

“Burn It Off” Campaign

A new study raises concern for the eating disorder community and general public alike. The study describes the impact of using physical activity calorie equivalent/expenditure (PACE) labelling for foods, instead of the common marking of calories.

Food, Culture, and Body Image – Part 1

Food, Culture, and Body Image – Part 1

Columbus Park founder and director Melissa Gerson recently presented a series on food, culture, and body image at an independent girls’ school in New York City. In a research-informed, interactive workshop, Gerson encouraged girls to think critically about our...

Eating Disorders, Suicidal Thoughts, and Self-Harm

Eating Disorders, Suicidal Thoughts, and Self-Harm

With International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day on the horizon, it’s important to recognize that suicide attempts, suicidal thoughts, and self-harm can be significant challenges for people dealing with eating disorders.