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Treating the Whole Person: An Interview with Galen Hope Co-Founder Dr. Wendy Oliver-Pyatt: Part 2

Mental illnesses and eating disorders can take a devasting toll on people’s lives. Mental health conditions also impact the lives of family members, who may desperately want to relieve their loved one’s suffering, but aren’t always sure how to help. In Part 2 of our interview, Dr. Wendy Oliver-Pyatt discusses …

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An Interview with Galen Hope Co-Founder Dr. Wendy Oliver-Pyatt: Part 1

Recently, we sat down with Galen Hope Co-Founder Dr. Wendy Oliver-Pyatt to discuss why Galen Hope came to be, and what makes us different.   You have over 30 years of experience in eating disorders and mental health treatment. What were your goals in founding Galen Hope? I co-founded Galen …

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Diverse Cultures and Mental Health and Eating Disorder Treatment

Diverse Cultures and Mental Health and Eating Disorder Treatment

Recently we have been thinking a lot about the things that prevent people with an eating disorder or mental health condition from getting well. These barriers are complex. There are some conditions that can’t be cured, and for which treatment is an ongoing part of life. There are some folks …

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Treatment Trauma

Picking up on a theme from our Pride Month blog, we want to talk about traumatic treatment and therapy practices. This discussion may be difficult, and it may be uncomfortable, but it’s necessary to address how treatment itself can be potentially harmful for patients regardless of their primary diagnoses. By …

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The Power and Potential of Dads and Stepdads

As dads and stepdads, we are often the initial male influence in our children’s lives, setting standards for how they expect to be treated by boys and other men in our society. Yet, many of us are confused about how to parent, and seem content to take a back seat …

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Pride Month: Affirming care for the LGBTQ+ Community

June is Pride Month for the LGBTQI community. Pride Month is a great time to celebrate the wins for equality and acceptance.   But since Pride Month started as a protest movement, it’s also an appropriate time to talk about the potential risks that LGBTQI folks face and to discover some …

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5 Things You May Not Know About Mental Health

May is National Mental Health Month, which (of course) is a topic that we feel very strongly about. As we have in some of our recent blog posts, we wanted to share some information that you may not already know about, or some things that we thought were well worth …

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Men and Treatment for Mental Health and Eating Disorders

Contrary to popular belief, male and transmasculine people need mental health and eating disorder treatment too. Culturally speaking, in the US and elsewhere, massive barriers often remain that often prevent men from seeking the treatment they need. Men Struggle with Mental Health, Too Many males have mental health struggles. The …

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celebrating women’s history month at galen hope

Because Galen Hope is a Woman-Owned Business, can think of no more fitting way to close Women’s History Month than by celebrating three incredible women who paved the way for the work that we do today to treat eating disorder and mental health diagnoses. Adding to our Black History Month …

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Happy Black History Month from Galen Hope

At Galen Hope, we recognize that the contributions of Black psychologists, psychiatrists, and other scientists in our field are all too often underrecognized and overlooked. Since February is Black History Month, we wanted to talk about some of the pioneers of psychology who were also people of color. And, since …

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