Responsibilities & Recovery

I was working with an individual who was struggling with a number of difficult mental health concerns. She had a history of trauma, struggled with substance use and engaged in eating disorder behaviors. As we worked together, I became aware that she was finding it difficult to make some of the behavior changes that would … Read More

Mental Health Treatment & Suicide Prevention in Young Adults

The onset of mental health disorders often happens early in life. Sometimes, mental health concerns appear in childhood or adolescence. But often, the first signs that someone might be struggling with a mental health disorder occur during young adulthood, from ages 18-25. Mental health advocacy organization Active Minds shared several statistics that help illuminate the … Read More

A Recent Study Suggests That TikTok Exposes Teens to Toxic Diet Culture

An article from Study Finds explored troubling results from a recent study by researchers at the University of Vermont that looked at diet- and body image-related content available on TikTok. The study found that TikTok, a platform that has many teenage users, contains a large volume of posts that promote dieting or weight loss. Results … Read More

Dangers of Using Diabetes Drug Ozempic for Quick Weight Loss

According to a recent article from Everyday Health, posts featuring Ozempic, a Type 2 diabetes drug, have become popular on social media platforms. According to the article, hashtags like #ozempic and #ozempicweightloss have more than 300 million views on TikTok, with many posts promoting Ozempic as a method for easy and rapid weight loss. Ozempic … Read More

The Link Between Trauma and Eating Disorders

Trauma and eating disorders share an undeniable link, and new research published earlier this year in the Journal of Eating Disorders supports the connection between these complex conditions. Researchers compared survey data from 1,061 adult eating disorder patients with a nationally representative sample of more than 200,000 U.S. adults. They found that, compared with the … Read More

A New Partnership May Help Orthodontists Recognize Eating Disorders in Their Patients

In July 2022, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) announced a new partnership to help members of the organization better understand and identify eating disorders. AAO’s partnership with the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) will provide orthodontists with educational resources that can help them spot warning signs of eating disorders in patients. The resources can … Read More