Talking About It

International Efforts to Stamp Out Eating Disorders

by Melissa O’Neill, LCSW, Director of Clinical Operations

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 […]

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

by Cindy Cole, LMFT, LPC, Director of Primary and Family Therapy

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 […]

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Instagram: Fueling the Unhealthy Flame of Orthorexia

by Maggie Garrity RD, LDN, Director of Nutrition Services

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 […]

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Fat Shaming: The Product of Small People with Big Egos

by Dr. SooMi Lee-Samuel MD

Two weeks ago, America went wild over Super bowl 51. Immediately following the big event, MVP Tom Brady had only one thing to worry about: where was that darn jersey. Conversely, halftime entertainer, Lady Gaga, was faced with a far more serious issue: intense fat shaming. Despite the fact that this world-famous singer gave a […]

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The State of an Anxious Union

by Kirsten Haglund, Miss America 2008, National Eating Disorders Awareness Advocate, Community Relations Specialist

Last fall, University of Minnesota psychologist William J. Doherty decided to do some research into the emotional well-being of Americans in light of the 2016 Presidential election. His findings will likely not surprise you. After commissioning a poll of 1,000 voting-age Americans, Doherty found that 43 percent reported experiencing “emotional distress related to Trump and […]

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Suicide in America: The Numbers Only Go Up

by Timberline Knolls Staff

The United States is arguably one of the greatest countries in the world. We live free and exist in an environment that is rife with opportunity. There is no dictator, no tyrannical government. And yet, every single day, far too many people succumb to suicide. According to a federal data analysis, suicide in our country has surged […]

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Congress Must Act … Now

by Timberline Knolls Staff
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A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals that a large segment of the US population has experienced a sharp spike in the death rate since 1999. Moreover, the key causes of those increased deaths are seemingly self-imposed: alcohol, drugs, and suicide. This increasingly at-risk group is middle-aged white people. Prior to 1999 the mortality rate for this […]

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Zero Tolerance for Body Shaming

by Amy M. Klimek Stansbury, LCPC, Director of Program Development and Eating Disorder Program Coordinator
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Body shaming is rampant in today’s world. Primarily, it comes in the form of fat shaming, which is defined as overt criticism of bodies perceived to be larger than the cultural ideal.  Singer and new mother Kelly Clarkson has received her fair share of criticism as has singer Pink.  On May 12, Pink verbally shut […]

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How can I tell my parents I think I have an eating disorder?

by TK Staff
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Since NEDAwareness Week began last week, TK has received numerous questions from young women seeking advice on how to tell their parents about their struggle with eating disorders, as well as depression, mood disorders and cutting. Can I Possibly Talk To My Parents About This? Whether your parents have suspected you have a problem with […]

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