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Category: Awareness & Prevention

Preparing Adolescents for School After the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic had a major impact on the mental health of young people, causing a disruption to their social lives and the way they attend school. Now, as adolescents prepare to return to in-person classes in the fall, experts are interested in the stress-related growth (SRG) they may have experienced over the course of … Read More

The Link Between Eating Disorders & Stimulant Addiction

Eating disorders frequently co-occur with addiction, and stimulants are among the many substances people turn to when they are struggling with these devastating conditions. Understanding Co-Occurring Stimulant Addiction Stimulants include illicit drugs such as cocaine and methamphetamines and prescription medications such as Adderall and Ritalin. Every person has unique experiences that influence why they start … Read More

History of Eating Disorders Linked to Depression in Mothers

Pregnancy and childbirth are typically joyful times. But when you have a mental health disorder, it can keep you from truly experiencing that joy. For some women, a history of eating disorders may increase their risk for developing depression after having a child — even years down the road. Research Finds New Link Researchers from … Read More

Drunkorexia in College Students

Drunkorexia is a term used to describe disordered eating behaviors involving heavy use of alcohol. While drunkorexia isn’t a clinical term or formal diagnosis, it shares traits with several recognized eating disorders as well as alcohol use disorder. Drunkorexia could affect college women the most, with many of its traits and other eating disorder habits … Read More

Overcoming Negative Thinking: Tools for Getting “Unstuck”  

Our thought life has incredible power and influence over our behaviors, and the intensity, direction, and quality of our thoughts can manifest in healthy and unhealthy ways.   The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn much-needed attention to the importance of maintaining good mental health and reaching out for support when necessary. However, despite the increased conversation and focus … Read More

The COVID-19 Mental Health Crisis Is Coming. Help Is Already Here.

As we continue to practice social distancing and attempt to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus is on protecting our physical health and preventing an overwhelming toll on many of our medical and surgical hospitals.  But as new cases diminish, effective treatments become reality, and – eventually – a vaccine becomes available, there will … Read More