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A CALL TO CHANGE YOUR MIND

by: Sharon Raggio LPC LMFT, President and CEO of Mind Springs Health Parents, siblings, spouses, coworkers, friends — these are people who may be affected by addiction. With one in seven Americans diagnosed with substance abuse, addiction affects more people than all types of cancers combined and it’s likely that we’re in daily contact with

Not everyone with an eating disorder is remarkably thin.

Not everyone with an eating disorder is remarkably thin. Most people with bulimia appear to be a normal body weight, which is one of the reasons why it is often easy for people with bulimia to hide their condition. People with bulimia often “binge” or eat a large amount of food and then “purge” it

Eating Disorder Statistics

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is February 26-March 4. Learn the facts about eating disorders. In the United States alone, 30 million people will be impacted by an eating disorder at some point in their lifetime. Almost 50% of people with eating disorders meet the criteria for depression. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate

Deep Breaths Can Improve Your Mental Health … Today

If you could do one thing that would trigger the release of endorphins that promote relaxation, wouldn’t you want to do it right away? You can do it right now … it’s deep breathing. Taking deep breaths can also get you more in touch with the present moment, which can reduce anxiety by preventing you

Binge Eating: The Other Eating Disorder

While many people are familiar with eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, which are characterized by restricting and/or purging food, not as many are familiar with binge eating disorder. However, it can be a serious condition with real medical and psychological consequences. The National Association for Eating Disorders estimates that about 3.5% of women

Are you concerned about a friend’s eating behaviors or attitudes but don’t know how to address it with them?

Are you concerned about a friend’s eating behaviors or attitudes but don’t know how to address it with them? Here are some do’s and don’ts to follow: Do: Set a time to talk. Set aside time in a private setting with your friend to discuss your concerns. Communicate your concerns. Share your memories of specific