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BIPOC MENTAL HEALTH MONTH

BIPOC MENTAL HEALTH MONTH Since 2008, July has been known as Minority Mental Health Month. This year, individuals, communities and mental health organizations, including EDCare, are celebrating this month of advocacy and awareness by shifting the language from Minority Mental Health Month to Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Mental Health Month. [...]

2020-07-20T13:45:16-06:00

Eating Disorder Prevalence in the LGBTQ+ Community

Eating Disorder Prevalence in the LGBTQ+ Community June 1st marks the beginning of Pride Month in the United States. Pride is a time for LGBTQ+ individuals to celebrate and recognize the work that has been done to achieve equal justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning individuals. Pride is also a [...]

2020-06-08T14:07:20-06:00

Encouraging Things to Say to Patients with Eating Disorders

Positive, unconditional support can make a huge impact on someone struggling with an eating disorder; however, sometimes it can be hard to know how to offer this kind of support. We live in a world where commenting on appearance and labeling foods as “good” and “bad” has been normalized, but can be extremely triggering for [...]

2020-05-27T14:23:07-06:00

Finding Courage During Uncertain Times

Finding Courage During Uncertain Times Many of our lives have experienced a considerable shift in the past few months. Work, celebrations, trips to the grocery store, and spending time with the people you love might look a little different right now. The one thing you can hold constant through this transition is [...]

2020-05-11T14:59:24-06:00

On Finger-Pointing and Blame: Your Teen’s Condition Is Not Your Fault

“Is it my fault? Was there something I could have done to prevent it? Did I fail as a parent?” Let’s get one thing straight: parents are not to blame for their child’s eating disorder. These questions are not going to help your family adjust to the current situation. It also won’t help if [...]

2020-05-06T16:53:05-06:00

Cannabis Use and Eating Disorder Treatment

Budding New Considerations about the Use of Cannabis in Eating Disorder Treatment Eating Disorders and Co-Occurring Addiction Eating disorders are complex psychopathologies, which present clinical challenges for many reasons. A major one is that eating disorders often co-occur with a Substance Use Disorder (SUD). This includes cannabis abuse, which can begin before, [...]

2020-05-04T22:13:36-06:00