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Suicide Prevention: Does the End Always Justify the Means?

The world lost two extraordinary people last week. One a revolutionary fashion designer, the other a talented chef and beloved television personality. In both cases, media outlets exploded with sad and shocked commentary due to the cause of the premature deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain: suicide. And then came the commensurate outpouring of … Read More

Can All Foods Fit?

A heathy approach to life should never consist of a “diet” as eating should be addressed as a lifestyle.  Diets don’t work.  Period. What does work is a lifestyle consisting of balance, variety and moderation. Sometimes I like to challenge residents to think of a single food that can result in end of life and … Read More

The Importance of Trauma-informed Care in Today’s Treatment

Last month, Oprah Winfrey addressed the issue of trauma in our country on a 60 Minutes segment.  The report received a great deal of attention, as it should. She introduced the idea of trauma-informed care and called it “a revolutionary approach spreading across the country.” However, this approach to treatment is not necessarily new to the National … Read More

Early Identification is Key to Saving Lives

A recent research study validated something that treatment professionals have always known: early identification of eating disorders is crucial; and in fact, may be key to saving young lives. According to a six-year study conducted at Newcastle University in the UK, girls and boys with more eating disorder symptoms at age nine also had a … Read More

The Devastating Consequences of Secret-Keeping

An article appeared in the New York Times this month titled, “Alone with My Husband’s Secret.” The secret was his depression. In a first-hand account, the writer shared the negative impact this confidence had on him, and ultimately, her. There are few absolutes in this world, but one of them is that secrets are simply not healthy. … Read More