Certain comments from friends or family members can also be triggering to those that are suffering. When a loved one is battling with an eating disorder, it can be hard to know what to say. The following are six things that you shouldn't say to someone with an eating disorder.
Originally published on Unwritten by Teresa Tellekamp. For anyone living with anxiety or an anxiety disorder, the phrase "it will get better eventual...
Building mentally healthy teachers, who can subsequently build emotionally healthy students, is a benefit that many in the education community have taken seriously.
It's easy to spot the deep tan that marks someone recently returned from vacation. But the most important and long-lasting effect of travel may be one of the least visible. Books like Eat, Pray, Love and Wild have become international bestsellers by describing it: that sense of renewal, satisfaction, and well-being that can come from "getting away from it all."
When one person is affected by trauma, there is a ripple effect on the whole family. My 14-year-old client sits across from me not making eye contac...
A profile is rapidly developing of the gunman who opened fire at Oregon's Umpqua Community College, which reveals pretty much the same information as every other useless mass shooter profile of the past ten years.
Yes, there are men (and boys) with anorexia nervosa. I've seen them and worked with them through the complex, arduous stages of recovery. I know that there are many more out there in need of treatment. They need us to be aware, to be compassionate, and to help.
Roll this around in your head. It's thinking outside the box to be sure but at this point with Columbine repetitions becoming regular coverage in the news cycles, perhaps it's time to be thinking outside the box.
Because our instinct to put children first is strong, we often ignore our own needs as parents. Even the Sustainable Development Goals, several of which* relate to family, do not mention parents or parenting. When will policymakers, practitioners -- when will we all -- recognize parenting and family life education as our collective blind spot?
Once you've found something you like, you can either dedicate time to just that hobby, or build it into a different part of your schedule and continue exploring new things. Either way, you'll get to spend part of your weekend doing something fun and interesting.
Kids may be feeling added pressure to achieve good grades, do well on tests, and keep up with their friends. This can add an incredible amount of stress and anxiety.
At a time when our world is experiencing war, financial crashes, conflict, and various other hardships, it is important to me that I share this. Always remember that eventually everything will be okay.
Statistics show that 2 in 50 Americans have a BFRB. However, the real number may be much higher. Many people are too embarrassed or ashamed to admit they have a BFRB and go to great lengths to hide their behavior from family, friends, and medical professionals.
I hear more people confess to feeling depressed, anxious, isolated, or all of the above, now than ever before. This emotional discord within millions ...
Mental health advocates tend to blame the deterioration in mental health services on reductions in funding, but the problem is that less of it goes to the seriously ill.
Are you mind reading? Think about how this behavior has ever impacted your friendships, your relationships with family, and your work life. How different would our lives be if we stopped assuming, and started asking? I will not assume to know, but it seems worth finding out!
Most of us who have been in an honest and intimate relationship know that sometimes it's good, even excellent; and sometimes it's bad. Really bad -- as in Titanic bad. And when it's bad that's when we have the capacity to do the most harm. Repeatedly, actually.
Next time you're feeling down, give these eight strategies a try. Remember that like attracts like and that, by boosting your vibe, not only will you start to feel better in the present, you'll also be helping to keep yourself aligned with all the good-feeling experiences and situations that you want to attract into your life in the future!
We are now at a point in American society where addiction has become all too common. Every person has someone close to them, family member or friend, who has or is currently battling addiction. It is through community events like Sober Softball that we can support those in recovery and raise awareness for an epidemic that needs to end.
Stop wishing that you were somewhere else, spending time with other people, or living a different life. We all have our own life lessons to learn. Let your lesson for today be this: Saying Yes to wherever you are, is one of the simplest and best things you can do for yourself and others.