National Recovery Month: A Review

National Recovery Month: A Review

National Recovery Month is the perfect time to stand with our colleagues advocating for recovery. Every year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) dedicates September to increasing awareness and understanding of mental and substance...
For Providers: Suicide Risk Assessment

For Providers: Suicide Risk Assessment

As we wind down September’s suicide prevention month, it’s a good time for those of us who treat eating disorders and other mental health conditions to evaluate our own suicide assessment skills and remind ourselves to be on the lookout for specific risk factors that...
Anorexia Nervosa: “Just Eat”

Anorexia Nervosa: “Just Eat”

It may be difficult for many to understand how and why people with anorexia nervosa starve themselves.  A natural response to someone who is malnourished and underweight might be “just eat more!” But eating for someone with anorexia is far more difficult and...