Eating disorders are often associated with teenagers and adolescents. But many adults struggle with this same issue. What are Eating Disorders? Eating disorders are mental health issues that involve unhealthy or obsessive eating habits. Some of the most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and binge-eating disorder. Anyone can develop an eating disorder at
Not since the great depression have so many people collectively been dealing with financial hardship. The Covid pandemic locked down nations and caused people to lose their livelihoods. It is not surprising, then, that we are also seeing increases in the rates of depression. There have been other studies that also linked depression and anxiety
Having been in the field of mental health and social work for many years, one thing I have noticed is how quickly eating habits go out the window when there is stress. These are people trained in how to deal with people, what healthy coping skills are and how to keep themselves from burning out.
Sometimes self-care looks like unplugging from the virtual world a bit and being fully present in what is going on around you. Last weekend was a bit crazy for me in more ways than one and it was a weekend with many emotions at the same times for different reasons. Typically MLK weekend is when
This past few months have been difficult for everyone and the next few months will also be difficult for many. It will be difficult not for the obvious reasons but for the underlying ones. As a society we have all dealt with the difficulty surrounding COVID-19 and the stay at home orders. We have watched
In my job as a therapist, I regularly teach the skill of opposite action. Opposite action is a DBT Emotion Regulation skill, it is used when acting on your emotions do not fit the facts or when acting on your emotions is not effective. Recently as I was leading group and we were having this