For Providers: Suicide Risk Assessment

For Providers: Suicide Risk Assessment

For Providers: Suicide Risk Assessment As we wind down September’s suicide prevention month, it’s a good time for those of us who treat eating disorders and other mental health conditions to evaluate our own suicide assessment skills and remind ourselves to be on the...
Anorexia Nervosa: “Just Eat”

Anorexia Nervosa: “Just Eat”

It may be difficult for many to understand how and why people with anorexia nervosa starve themselves.  A natural response to someone who is malnourished and underweight might be “just eat more!” But eating for someone with anorexia is far more difficult and...
Spotting ED in Your Teen

Spotting ED in Your Teen

Eating Disorders in Teens: How Can Parents Catch Them?   Eating disorders are serious, life-threatening conditions that can become chronic and cause lasting health problems if left untreated.  In spite of the critical nature of eating disorders, they often go...
Mindfulness vs Distraction While Eating

Mindfulness vs Distraction While Eating

Eating disorder sufferers experience distress before mealtime, during mealtime, after mealtime… In other words, when in the throes of an ED there is little reprieve from food-related fear, anxiety, and preoccupation. With treatment there can be relief from these...