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International Efforts to Stamp Out Eating Disorders

Families are profoundly impacted by an eating disorder. When a daughter moves into the dangerous world of anorexia or bulimia, her parents often feel as though they are all alone in this struggle. Fortunately, as they gain in personal knowledge and reach out, parents soon discover that eating disorders have reached epidemic levels in our … Read More

Mother’s Day: When It Isn’t Filled With Glue and Glitter

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. For some, this means tea parties, brunches and handmade gifts covered in glue and glitter. For others, the holiday is bittersweet. Those who have lost mothers, are estranged from mothers, or long to be mothers themselves may struggle with complicated and mixed emotions as the day approaches. For … Read More

Netflix: How Many Reasons Do You Need?

On March 31st of this year, Netflix began streaming a series—13 Reasons Why—in which a teenage girl, Hannah Baker, commits suicide in the first episode. Each of the following one-hour segments showcases a specific student who shamelessly bullied her and ultimately contributed to Hannah’s death. The final episode graphically depicts her suicide: the meticulous planning, the … Read More

Instagram: Fueling the Unhealthy Flame of Orthorexia

Social media has been linked to many diseases of a psychiatric nature. Recently, the journal Eating and Weight Disorders – Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity looked into a possible connection between Instagram and orthorexia nervosa. Launched in 2010, Instagram has grown into an enormous social network. By June of 2016, Instagram had 500 million registered users worldwide, … Read More