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Pandemic Has Devastating Impact on Adolescent Girls Who Have Eating Disorders

The pandemic has undoubtedly been tough on teenagers, and now experts have the data showing the actual impact. The major finding: these past two years have had a devastating effect on adolescent girls who have eating disorders. Emergency Room Visits Spike The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report that said that, … Read More

Eating Disorder Awareness Must Extend Beyond a Single Week in February

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is an annual campaign that helps educate people about the realities of eating disorders, from whom they most commonly affect to signs and symptoms of these devastating illnesses. It’s also a chance to provide hope, support, and advocacy for the individuals and families of those whose lives have been upended … Read More

The Effect of School Lockdown Drills on Kids’ Mental Health

The debate about how to prevent and prepare for school shootings in America continues to be brought up. Some believe that active shooter drills save lives. However, some experts and parents believe that there isn’t enough evidence to prove the effectiveness of these drills, and they fear that the drills may be causing emotional harm … Read More

U.S. Surgeon General Warns of Youth Mental Health Crisis

The mental health toll of the pandemic has hit America’s young people the hardest. Symptoms of depression and anxiety have doubled as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, as 25% of youths have experienced depressive symptoms and 20% have struggled with signs of anxiety, according to an advisory released by U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. … Read More

Signs That You’re Drinking Too Much Might Not Be Easy to Notice

It doesn’t have to take a series of blackouts, a drunk driving incident, or the recognition of withdrawal symptoms after a day away from alcohol to realize that you may be drinking too much. The little things can add up. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) defines heavy alcohol use as consuming … Read More

Vaping Linked to Increased Eating Disorder Risk Among U.S. College Students

Vaping might be a less harmful alternative to smoking, but that still doesn’t make it safe. There are still a lot of unknowns about vaping, including the chemicals that make up the vapor and how they affect a person’s physical health over the long haul. E-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is a highly addictive substance even … Read More