Mental Health & Eating Disorders Blog

How to Choose the Right Eating Disorder Treatment Center for Your Teen: An Interview with Galen Hope Co-Founder Amy Boyers, Ph.D. (Part 2)

Guided by her decades of experience in helping women, men and teens of all genders heal from eating disorders, Dr. Amy Boyers co-founded Galen Hope to offer clients the most effective therapies for anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder and co-occurring disorders. In this interview, Dr. Boyers discusses the challenges families face […] Read More

Understanding and Treating Complex Mental Health Conditions: An Interview with Galen Hope Co-Founder Amy Boyers, Ph.D.

In the last few years, many people have grown more comfortable with openly talking about mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety. Perhaps in part due to our shared pandemic-era experiences with loneliness, worry and grief, the stigma associated with mental health disorders is starting to fall away. That’s […] Read More

Focusing on ADHD

In the spirit of our last few discussions, we wanted to zoom in on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. ADHD is a vastly misunderstood condition, that (like OCD, which we explored on our blog) has made its way into popular culture in ways that can be very problematic. This look at ADHD is […] Read More

Let’s Discuss OCD Awareness

Let’s Discuss OCD Awareness

The second week of October is OCD Awareness week. This makes this a great time to talk about this much misunderstood diagnosis.   Obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD, is a complicated condition that has made its way into popular culture. Unfortunately, much of what gets labeled “OCD” behavior simply doesn’t […] Read More

Some thoughts for International Overdose Awareness Day

August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day, and at Galen Hope, it is a topic that is close to our hearts. International Overdose Awareness Day is “The world’s annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died, and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left […] Read More

An Interview with Dr. Wendy Oliver-Pyatt: Part 3

Making the decision to seek treatment for trauma, anxiety, depression, anorexia, bulimia or any other eating disorder or mental health disorder isn’t easy. First, it can be hard to acknowledge that you have a problem. Second, you have to be willing to at least consider making a change. On top […] Read More

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 […] Read More

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 […] Read More

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 […] Read More

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 […] Read More

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