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Timberline Knolls Recognizes National PTSD Awareness Day – June 27, 2014

  PTSD is defined as a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to any event that results in psychological trauma. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIH) states that living through or witnessing an unexpected, dangerous, violent and/or disastrous moments are factors that can lead to this condition. A person involved in a … Read More

Recovery Nugget

Last week, I shared about my experience at the university eating disorders awareness walk. I left all of you with a little cliff hanger. A few have emailed or texted me asking me to spill the beans – to which I responded, “You will just have to wait for next week’s blog!” So here it is. The best thing I shared about my experience, … Read More

The Troubling Tide of Suicide and Self Harm Among Children

We are well aware of the escalating rate of suicide in teenage girls and young women. Today, suicide is the second leading cause of death in female adolescents and college students. However, less known, but equally critical, is the increase in child self-harm and suicide throughout our country. According to a new study, the percentage … Read More

Reflections on College

This past weekend I was blessed with the opportunity to represent TK at the first New England University Eating Disorders Awareness walk at Boston University. And to boot, I had the gift of bringing my step son along. Some of you have seen him with me at the Chicago NEDA walks…never too early to get … Read More

Zohydro – New Drug Causes Concern

“It will kill people as soon as it’s released.” This statement was made last fall by Dr. Andrew Kolodny, president of the advocacy group Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing. It appeared in a letter to the Food and Drug Administration written by a coalition of more than 40 health care, consumer and addiction treatment groups. … Read More