Mental Health & Eating Disorders Blog

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

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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

The Gift of Selflessness and How It Can Impact Your Mental Well-Being

The holidays are a time of giving, serving, and appreciating what you have. These expressions of gratitude may be easier for some than they are for others for a variety of reasons, including where one may be “at” in a recovery journey or what’s going on with their mental health. […] Read More

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Treatment Avoidance: Why It’s a Problem and How We Can Help

Seeking help for an eating disorder or other mental health condition can be incredibly difficult. Between societal stigma, financial barriers, and the challenging nature of vulnerability inherent in therapy, treatment avoidance is incredibly common across many diagnoses. However, consistently avoiding care for any significant health concern–including mental health and eating […] Read More

Mental Health and America’s Native American Population: National Native American Heritage Month

Galen Hope founders and associates humbly recognize the land that our offices operate on today are the ancestral homelands of sovereign Native nations, including the Tequesta, the Calusa, and today, the Seminole Tribe of Florida, and the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida. we acknowledge the diverse people groups who […] Read More

Transgender Awareness Week: Trans History and Normalizing Care for All

November 13th-19th is recognized as Transgender Awareness Week, followed by the observance of Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20th which is a day dedicated to those who have lost their lives due to transphobic violence. Members of the Transgender community have faced discrimination in many aspects of life. This […] Read More

The Correlation of Cultural and Family Dynamics to Disordered Eating in Hispanic and Latin Populations

Based on the presentation given by Alicia Alvarez, M.ED., M.A., LMHC and Daphne Pozo, DMFT, LMFT From September 15th– October 15th, we joined our community in recognizing National Hispanic Heritage Month. In addition to celebrating the rich history and gifts of Hispanic and Latinx individuals and their culture, we are […] Read More

Raising Awareness and Support for Addiction Recovery: National Recovery Month

Addiction is a relentless adversary, affecting millions of lives across the globe. It knows no boundaries, targeting individuals from all walks of life, irrespective of age, gender, or social status. Its consequences ripple through families, communities, and societies at large, leaving a trail of despair and destruction in its wake. […] Read More

Shining a Light on Mental Illness: Mental Illness Awareness Week

While the importance of physical health is widely acknowledged and openly discussed, mental health issues often remain hidden, shrouded in stigma and silence. It’s time to change that narrative. It’s time to shine a brilliant, unwavering light on mental illness, and there’s no better moment to start than during Mental […] Read More

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