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Unveiling the Spectrum: A Deeper Look at Autism in April (Part 1)

April is Autism Acceptance Month, a crucial time to celebrate autistic identities and expand our understanding of the autistic experience. While significant strides have been made in recognizing autism, public portrayals often focus on a limited set of behaviors, creating a skewed and incomplete picture of the vast spectrum. This […] Read More

Mental Health Around the World

Every April, we recognize two very important ideas: World Health Day, observed on April 7th, and Celebrate Diversity Month. While World Health Day emphasizes our collective well-being, a crucial aspect often remains under-discussed and under-resourced: mental health. While progress is being made to address some inconsistencies and inequities, there is […] Read More

A Troubled Past: The Problematic History of Mental Healthcare for Women

As we wind down Women’s History Month, we would like to look more closely at the challenges that women have faced when it comes to mental healthcare throughout history. This history is riddled with misconceptions, misdiagnoses, and downright dangerous treatments, and while significant progress has been made, the scars of […] Read More

Shattering Silence: Famous Women and Mental Health

In past Women’s History Months, we’ve looked closely at some of the women who shaped mental health and eating disorder treatment and research. This year, we wanted to examine the lives of women who have experienced mental health challenges throughout history. For centuries, mental health challenges have been shrouded in […] Read More

Championing the BIPoC Eating Disorders Conference

February 26th through March 3rd is Eating Disorders Awareness Week this year. It’s also the tail end of Black History Month, and the transition into Women’s History Month. A while back we had the incredible privilege of sitting down with Dr. Whitney Trotter DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, RDN and Angela Goens […] Read More

Weight Stigma: Discussing and Destigmatizing Weight Stigma, Shame, and Eating Disorders

Based on the talk, “The Evolution of Shame” given by Dr. Wendy Oliver-Pyatt, Board Certified Psychiatrist, Founder and CEO of Galen Hope, at the Emergence Conference 2023. “Weight Stigma is all about the internalization of shame based on social expectations that generally deny biological pre-ordained biology.” ~ Dr, Wendy Oliver-Pyatt […] Read More

Seasonal Affective Disorder Awareness – How to Combat Symptoms This Winter

The winter months can be long, cold, and dark. Sometimes, so much so that the weather can cause individuals to develop a form of depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). While many individuals may feel the “blah” of the winter blues or challenges related to the holidays, when symptoms are […] Read More

Reframing Mental Health as Brain Health

Our brains are astonishingly complex organs, orchestrating everything from the fleeting pulse of thought to our deepest of our emotions. Yet, when discussing mental well-being, mental health, or eating disorders, we often resort to language that feels distant and isolating. We speak of “mental illness” in hushed tones, as if […] Read More

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Recognizing and Overcoming Stress, Burnout, and Compassion Fatigue

Imagine this: your to-do list stretches like a never-ending scroll, deadlines loom like thunderclouds, and the constant emotional demands of life feel like a weight pinning you down. You’re tired, yes, but it’s a different kind of tired. This isn’t simply the fatigue of a long day; it’s a deep, […] Read More

boy holds blackboard with NO letters to demonstrate school refusal disorder

School Refusal: Why It May Be More Than You Think

Imagine this: the alarm clock blares, sunlight streams through the window, and a new day stretches before you. But for some children and teenagers, this isn’t a fresh start, it’s a descent into anxiety. Every fiber of their being screams against the thought of stepping foot in the school building. […] Read More

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