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The Link Between Eating Disorders and Body Dysmorphic Disorder

  Many people who suffer from an eating disorder are intensely anxious about their appearance. But in some cases, it’s not just the eating disorder that’s contributing to these troubling thoughts. Eating disorders often coexist with body dysmorphic disorder, a mental health condition that causes a person to become overwhelmed by thoughts or feelings about … Read More

Studies Explore Pandemic’s Impact on Mental Health, Substance Use Among Young Adults

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted virtually all aspects of life in the United States. According to a recent study from researchers at Mayo Clinic, the effects of this ongoing public health crisis include changes in mental well-being and certain types of substance use among young adults. The study found that alcohol use among young adults … Read More

Honest Talk About Relapse: An Interview with TK Alumnae Coordinator Jena Morrow Margis

If you’re hoping to have a perfect recovery experience, Jena Morrow Margis has some bad news for you. “If perfection is our goal, we’re absolutely destined to fail,” she said during an Oct. 27 interview. Jena, who serves as the Timberline Knolls alumnae coordinator, made this comment while speaking with Kirsten Müller-Daubermann as part of … Read More

Truthfully Labeling Altered Images Isn’t Enough to Combat Body Image Dissatisfaction

We live in an era where it’s sometimes difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. Trusting everything you see on television or online can be a perilous strategy in 2020. This isn’t a phenomenon that’s only cropped up over these last few years, however. If you’ve ever leafed through a fashion or nutrition magazine – or … Read More

How Does COVID-19 Affect Women’s Mental Health?

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, women now face additional stressors that can diminish their mental wellness. From increased home responsibilities to loss of employment and compromised health, many women are vulnerable to developing mental health conditions that can lessen their quality of life. For some women, increased childcare responsibilities have put enormous pressure on their shoulders. … Read More