How did you spend your days in college? These days, four out of five college students use alcohol — and half of all college drinkers are binge drinkers (meaning that men consume 5+ drinks and women consume 4+ drinks over the course of two hours). Binge drinking is dangerous on its own, but when combined […]
When you picture someone with an eating disorder, what do you see? We often think of eating disorders as a disease affecting white, wealthy, cis-gendered teenage girls — when in reality, the breadth of who can be diagnosed with an eating disorder stretches far wider. In fact, the LGBTQ community is disproportionately affected by eating […]
When friends and family find out that someone they love has an eating disorder, we hope they react with love, compassion, and support. However, some may respond with “victim-blaming, cattiness or awkward silence,” as Bustle writes — in no small part due to harmful stereotypes about people with eating disorders. Eating disorder stereotypes are, unfortunately, […]
Many people have eating disorders, so it stands to reason that there is probably going to be someone in your workplace who is a sufferer. There are also many things that can trigger eating disorders to develop. Lots of people think that that the main culprits are self-esteem issues due to unrealistic portrayals of body […]
It’s that time of year again! January is a month when many of us are focused on our goals for our health, our work, our relationships — and, of course, our eating disorder recovery. If you are living with an eating disorder, what better time of year is there to refocus and set goals than […]
Not so long ago, mental health issues were stigmatized. People were afraid to admit that they were suffering from anxiety or depression. Now, we’re moving away from the shame associated with owning up to having a mental health condition. However, have some people gone too far?
Body dysmorphic disorder isn’t just a women’s issue; in fact, recent studies have shown that just as many men as women struggle with body dysmorphia. Currently, there is a surprisingly high number of males who are concerned or dissatisfied with their body appearance. That number has nearly tripled over the past 25 years, and now […]
“It has to be perfect.” “Anything less than perfection is a failure.” “I should never make mistakes.” Ever notice these thoughts running through your head? You may have a problem with perfectionism.
When you have a baby, your emotions are all over the place. One moment you feel joy and excitement, but the next you may feel anxiety and fear. This is quite normal after giving birth and is known colloquially as the “baby blues”. However, when the baby blues get out of hand, it’s known as […]