Walden Eating Disorders Treatment and Recovery Blog

5 Things You Need to Know About Diabulimia

Stephanie Kadis - July 2018
While diabulimia is not yet included in the DSM-5, the term is quite often used to describe someone who is living with a comorbid diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes and an eating disorder. Here's what you need to know about this dangerous comorbid condition. Read More

4 Ways to Maintain a Strong Family System When Your Child is in Eating Disorder Treatment

George White - July 2018
Eating disorders can be difficult on the entire family system. Many families find it difficult to balance treatment with other life priorities - most importantly, ensuring the health and happiness of everyone at home. Here are a few tips to help maintain a strong family support while your child is in eating disorder treatment. Read More

5 Things You Need to Know About Health at Every Size

Fiona LaRosa - Waters - July 2018
Simply put, HAES® represents a paradigm shift away from a weight-centric approach to health and health care to one that highlights body diversity and behavior change to attain desired health outcomes as opposed to focusing on manipulating weight and shape. Read More

4 Ways Spirituality Can Help and Hinder Eating Disorder Recovery

Natalie Hill - July 2018
Spirituality can have a complex relationship with eating disorders. Understanding the factors involved can help ensure that spirituality – should you choose to consider it as a recovery resource - becomes a positive force in your healing. Read More

3 Myths About Eating Disorders and the LGBTQ Community

Walden Behavioral Care - June 2018
While research on LBGTQ people with eating disorders is relatively limited, the findings that have emerged are concerning. It is clear that we need to do better in making the medical and psychological needs of the LGBTQ population a priority and ensure that our health providers are educated in the unique needs of this community. Read More

6 Myths about Eating Disorder Treatment

Jessica OFray - June 2018
The thought of seeking treatment for an eating disorder can be scary. There is a lot of uncertainty and the opportunity for change - which can be daunting for many. There are many myths about eating disorder treatment that don't help to minimize nerves. This blog will debust many of the common myths about eating disorder treatment so that you will feel more comfortable pursuing recovery. Read More

Is there a Difference Between Orthorexia and "Clean Eating?"

Danielle Sommers - June 2018
The function of food choices is to support our overall wellbeing as human beings. Food choices should be free from shame and judgment. And I caution you to be wary of any system or trend that imposes these feelings onto participants. Read More

5 Ways to Combat Negative Body Image in Eating Disorder Recovery

Nina Gilbert - June 2018
Body image is complicated for everyone – especially those who have a history of an eating disorder. Be patient, have compassion for yourself and practice these five tips that can help to ease anxiety around any bodily changes that might be happening. Read More

What the World Needs Now is Kindness

Cindy Hale - June 2018
It's okay to feel, "Not Very Okay at All." Just make sure that you aren't feeling it alone. Talk to a friend, reach out to a teacher or call a hotline. Even though you may not always feel like it, there are a lot of people who care for you and want to help. Read More

What are the Signs of Anorexia

Kristin Brawn - June, 2018
If you or someone you love is exhibiting any of these symptoms indicative to an anorexia diagnosis, you can get the specialized support you deserve. Read More

Eating Disorders & LGBTQ Community: Treatment Best Practices

Christine Lang - June 2018
Inclusive treatment environments – built on knowledge, respect, empathy and understanding for everyone – are imperative. Based on my work as an eating disorder specialist, and my own experience as a member of the LGBTQ community, I’d like to share a few tips for those working with the LGBTQ community. Read More

5 Risk Factors for Binge Eating Disorder

Kate Craigen - June 2018
There are many biological and environmental risk factors that can help to predict one's susceptibility to developing binge eating disorder. While many of these risk factors are outside of our control, we can take proactive steps to prevent and/or treat any cognitive or behavioral symptoms that present. Read More

Are Competitive Youth Sports Fueling the Development of Eating Disorders?

Corinne Coia - June 2018
While participating in sports can be very beneficial for growing children and adolescents, there are pieces of competitive athletics that can take a negative toll on their medical and psychological statuses. Here are some things to consider for parents and coaches of young athletes. Read More

3 Reasons to Implement Expressive Therapy in Adolescent Eating Disorder Treatment

Ashley Cocchi - June 2018
Expressive Therapy can be a great complement to adolescent eating disorder treatment. Here are some of the ways your child can benefit from this intervention! Read More

Best Practices for the Treatment of Eating Disorders and Type - 1 Diabetes

Meg Salvia - May 2018
When treating individuals with co-occurring Type-1 Diabetes and Eating Disorders, it is critical that providers manage these conditions skillfully as the risks of severe medical and psychological consequences are real. Here are some helpful strategies to keep in mind when working these these populations. Read More

Coping With Weight Changes Throughout Eating Disorder Recovery: 5 Strategies to Try

Natalie Hill - May 2018
Weight fluctuations are a normal part of many individual's lives. For those living with eating disorders - or working toward recovery - any change in weight can be extremely anxiety - provoking. Here are some tips to help make any weight changes during eating disorder recovery a little more manageable. Read More

5 Things You Might Not Know About ARFID: VLOG

Amanda Smith - May 2018
Did you know that a form of extreme picky eating is now considered a feeding disorder as described in the DSM-5? Learn more about this relatively new condition in this VLOG! Read More

What You Need to Know About Weight and Eating Disorder Treatment

Danielle Sommers - May 2018
In my work with individuals with eating disorders, it is inevitable that discussions around weight are going to come up. While we want to de-emphasize the importance of weight and shape, it is important - as dietitians and members of a treatment team- to be aware of weight as a way to determine health and optimal functioning. Here are some ways that providers can tackle this uncomfortable subject with their clients living with eating disorders. Read More

Do I Have Orthorexia? 5 Questions To Ask

Emily Schwarz - May 2018
Do you find yourself spending a lot of time thinking about your food intake and diet? Are you preoccupied with the source of the food you consume? Does it have to be organic, non-processed and /or farm to table? You could be experiencing orthorexia - an extreme fixation on healthy eating and healthy lifestyle practices that gets in the way of healthy psychological and medical functioning. Read More

6 Differences Between Picky Eating and Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

Jenna Montanez - May 2018
Picky eating and avoidant restrictive food intake disorder can have many similarities - which can make it very difficult for caregivers and providers to understand when medical and/or psychological intervention is appropriate. Here are some marked differences in both conditions, which can help to diagnose ARFID so that individuals can get the necessary support. Read More

The Role of Yoga in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

Erin LoPorto - May 2018
Did you know that yoga can be a great complement to eating disorder treatment and as a helpful tool in eating disorder recovery? Adding in appropriate yoga practices (that are unique to each individual and where they are at in their recovery journey) can be a great way to help connect mind and body - a practice that can be more difficult for those who have experience with eating disorders. Read More

Feeling Dizzy Frequently?: This May Be Why

Sean Jacquet - May, 2018
Many individuals living with eating disorders have experienced Orthostatic Hypotension (OH), but may not realize that the symptoms they're experience can be very dangerous and even life-threatening. Here are a few things you need to know about OH. Read More

Four Things You Might Not Know About Men and Bulimia

Matt Stranberg - April 2018
Although both men and women can experience eating disorders, there are many nuances that men living with these conditions experience independently. Here are four things you might not know about men and bulimia. Read More

The Relationship Between Orthorexia and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Bridget Komosky - April 2018
There are many similarities - and comorbidity - between orthorexia and obessive compulsive disorder. Here are a few reasons why the so often co-occur and a few anecdotal examples. Read More

3 Ways to Embody Eating Disorder Prevention

Stephanie Haines - April 2018
While we know that eating disorders can develop from interplay of biological, psychological and environmental factors that are often beyond our control, there are many risk factors that we can actively work to minimize - and even prevent in our everyday encounters. Read More

Eating Disorders and Self-Harm

Gina Cipolla - April 2018
Self-injurious behavior, including eating disorders, can often leave people feeling isolated and experiencing feelings of shame and guilt. Here is some information about how these two conditions are connected. Read More

Trauma and Eating Disorders: Why do They Commonly Co-Occur

Allison Lara - April 2018
Sometimes, when an individual presents with co-morbid conditions, it is important to take into consideration the function of the eating disorder. While eating disordered behaviors can help individuals with trauma to avoid or escape uncomfortable feelings or flashbacks in the moment, using these maladaptive behaviors perpetuate the cycle of distress long-term. Read More

I Don’t Have Insurance: How Can I Get Eating Disorder Treatment?

Nicole Pipitone - April 2018
While I can’t promise that the recommendations below will work in each varying circumstance, I’ve put together a few suggestions that have worked in the past to provide individuals with life-saving treatment when insurance becomes an obstacle. Read More

How to Balance Eating Disorder Treatment with Other Priorities

Marcella Berman - April 2018
A large part of my work with individuals in program is helping them to understand the importance of making recovery a priority while also practicing balance. Here are 3 tips to help manage eating disorder treatment with other life responsibilities. Read More

Eating Disorders and OCD: A Complicated Mix

Bethany Kregiel - April 2018
Understanding the similarities and differences between eating disorders and OCD can help providers develop a more comprehensive understanding of a client’s presentation and can also inform treatment interventions. Read More

The Link Between Binge Eating Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa and Anorexia Nervosa

Kate Craigen - March 2018
While anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder have many defining features that make them unique from one another, they also have many shared features which are important to recognize when working with individuals with eating disorders Read More

Avoidant / Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) : 5 Tips for Providers

Amanda Smith - March 2018
Watch this video of Amanda Smith, LICSW, Assistant Program Director, Walden Behavioral Care - Peabody clinic to learn how you as a provider can most effectively help those living with ARFID. Read More

Meal Planning in Eating Disorder Recovery: Seven Important Tips

Katie Gustamacchio - March 2018
Thinking about planning meals for the week can be overwhelming for anyone--especially for those who are in recovery from an eating disorder. Walden dietitian, Katie Gustamacchio provides us with 7 helpful meal planning tips for those who are living with or are in recovery from an eating disorder. Read More

5 Tips for Eating Disorder Recovery

Erin Gilmore - March 2018
As much as we wish there was, there are no instructions for how to recover from an eating disorder. What I can say, is that everyone's recovery journey is unique, and different things will work for different people. Here are a few of my recommendations that have worked for individuals in the past. Read More

7 Tips for Relapse Prevention: RECOVER

Stephanie Kadis - March 2018
Understanding triggers and using skills are important components to avoid relapses in eating disorder recovery. The acronym of RECOVER offers some helpful tips to guide you. Read More

Do I Have Orthorexia? 4 Questions to Ask

Meg Salvia - March 2018
Although there isn’t an official screening tool or standardized diagnostic criteria to assess for orthorexia as of yet, it can be helpful to take a look at this condition from both the mental health and physical health points of view. Here are a few things to consider if you're wondering whether or not your eating patterns have become problematic. Read More

4 Recommendations for Parents of an Adolescent Discharging from Residential Eating Disorder Treatment

Simone Ardent - March 2018
Helping your adolescent integrate back into their day to day routine can be challenging for everyone. Here are a few tips to help support your child's transition from eating disorder treatment. Read More

7 Things Providers Need to Know about Gender Identity and its Effect on Body Image

Christine Lang - March 2018
Even if you don’t consider yourself a specialist in working with the transgender or eating disordered population, it is important to have a general understanding of why they might co-exist and how you can best support individuals who present with either or both of these conditions. Read More

4 Important Things I’ve Learned About Eating Disorders in Children

Nicole Pipitone - March 2018
With the ever-changing climate of mass media and societal pressures, children are experiencing eating disorders at younger and younger ages. For this reason, I thought it was important to list some of the things I’ve learned in working with the pediatric population. Read More

Exciting News in the Eating Disorder Field

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We are very excited to share that our non-profit affiliate, the Foundation for Education and Research in Eating Disorders (FREED), has partnered with the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center (HBTRC) at McLean Hospital to launch the first and only national brain bank dedicated to the research of eating disorders. Read More

5 Common Signs that Could Indicate the Need for Inpatient Eating Disorder Care

Pat Jones - February 2018
While appropriate levels of care should not be recommended without an evaluation - including a thorough physical and psychological review - there are some recurring symptoms that are often present for many individuals admitted to an inpatient eating disorder treatment center. Here are a few of those common indicators. Read More

4 Helpful Reminders if Your Child is Refusing Eating Disorder Treatment

Amy Parent - February 2018
While you are probably well aware that your child needs eating disorder treatment, they are pulling out all of the stops to prevent you from making them go. Here are some helpful strategies to consider when your child is refusing to attend eating disorder treatment. Read More

Oy Vey! How much do you Think I Should Weigh?

Ashley Sawyer - February 2018
Why is it that there is such a high occurrence of disordered eating and eating disorders in the Orthodox Jewish community? Find out some factors that may have an impact on eating disorder development within this population. Read More

Is Anorexia a Choice?

Rachel Drummey - February 2018
Lack of education or awareness of the condition can often lead friends or family to ask “is anorexia a choice?” Read More

Walden Opens Cape Cod’s First Dedicated Eating Disorder Treatment Center

Natalie Cohen - February 2018
Walden Behavioral Care, a system of specialized care for individuals and families affected by all types of eating disorders, today announced that it will be opening a new clinic in Hyannis, MA on March 1. Read More

Some Do’s and Don’ts for Confronting a Loved One with Suspected Binge Eating Disorder

Sarah - Eve Hamel - February 2018
Do you suspect that your loved one might have binge eating disorder? Are you concerned about how they will react if you confront them? Here are some helpful strategies to best frame a productive dialogue. Read More

What Recovery Means to Me

Brenna Briggs - February 2018
Recovery is a BIG word with a lot of meaning. Recovery for one person might not mean what recovery represents for me—and I think there’s beauty in that. We are all different. We’ve all walked down different paths, weathered different storms and have our own unique goals and dreams. For me, recovery is a new chapter in my book. Read More

What is the Difference Between Overeating and Binge Eating? VLOG

Kate Craigen - January 2018
Overeating and binge eating are terms that are often used interchangeably – yet the distinction is important. Dr. Kate Craigen, Ph.D., Clinical Director for Binge Eating and Bariatric Support Services at Walden Behavioral Care explains the key differences between an overeating episode and a binge eating episode. Read More

A Runner’s Life with Binge Eating Disorder

Rachael Steil - January 2018
As a runner, I thought anyone but athletes had issues with food. After all, weren’t we the epitome of health? Lean and strong, thanks to exercise? I had to be the broken, I thought. I had to be the one with the lack of discipline around food. Read More

Here's Why We Place so much "Weight" in Numbers

Natalie Cohen - January 2018
Why do we as a society place so much emphasis on numbers and amounts? There is an actual psychological theory that explains why humans have an innate desire to compete and compare to one another. Learn more here! Read More

4 Ways to “Tune Out” the Negative Messaging of Our Body-Obsessed Culture

Stephanie Haines - January 2018
The reality is, today's culture can often leave us feeling saturated in body judgment - both from others and ourselves. It is possible however to separate ourselves from negative environmental influences. Here are a few strategies to help you “tune out” body – focused messaging. Read More

The Four “R’s” of Eating Disorder Recovery in the New Year

Fiona LaRosa - Waters - January 2018
How to tune out the body-focused messaging during the New Year and what you can do instead! Read More

Does My Loved One Have Binge Eating Disorder?

Sarah - Eve Hamel - December 2017
Are you concerned that your loved one might be exhibiting signs of disordered eating, but aren't quite sure what to be looking for? Check out the symptoms below that can be indicative to Binge Eating Disorder. Read More

3 Tips to Support Your Child through Difficult Days in Eating Disorder Treatment and Recovery

Nicole Pipitone - December 2017
Eating disorders impact the entire family system and sometimes, the recovery process can feel like an emotional roller coaster. Throughout the ups and downs, remember that even if your child has been steady in their recovery, they will need extra support during certain periods in their lives. Here are some tips to keep in mind during those difficult days in eating disorder treatment and recovery. Read More

5 Medical Risks of Bulimia Nervosa

Sean Jacquet - December 2017
Beyond the associated psychiatric symptoms, which often include substance use, anxiety, depression and/or self - injurious behavior, there are many potential medical risks that can make BN a particularly life-threatening condition. Here are some of those. Read More

Eating Disorder Relapse: 7 Proactive Steps to get Back on Track Toward Recovery Success (INFOGRAPH)

Natalie Cohen - December 2017
Relapse in eating disorder recovery can feel like starting over, when really, this could be a great time to get yourself back on track and reoriented toward your recovery goals. Here is an infograph describing 6 things you can do if you've found yourself reverting back to old behaviors. Read More

4 Hidden Dangers of Dieting

Bridget Komosky - December 2017
Despite their popularity, diets are often ineffective and can even have harmful effects on the body. Read More

5 Ways to Support Eating Disorder Recovery at Your Holiday Gathering

Kristin Brawn - December 2017
Friends and family can play incredibly significant roles in treatment and recovery – especially during the holidays when you’ll likely be spending more time together. Here are some tips to ensure that everyone at at your holiday gathering feels safe and comfortable. Read More

3 Ways You Can Support Your Loved One in Eating Disorder Treatment

Rachel Drummey - November 2017
Doing your best to understand what your loved one is going through and knowing what to expect while they are in eating disorder treatment, can provide a really great foundation to support them through their journey toward recovery. Here are few more helpful tips to scenarios that may arise. Read More

Why Weight Loss and Dieting Won't Cure Binge Eating Disorder

Kate Craigen - November 2017
Dr. Kate Craigen, Clinical Director, Binge Eating and Bariatric Support Services for Walden Behavioral Care, discusses the connection between weight loss, dieting and binge eating disorder. Read More

Why Are Male Athletes at Risk for Eating Disorders?

Paula Quatromoni - November 2017
Athletes are 2-3 times more likely than the average individual to develop an eating disorder, making male athletes a vulnerable subgroup. So why are male athletes at risk? Here are five reasons to consider. Read More

5 Potential Medical Complications of Anorexia Nervosa You May Not Know About

Sean Jacquet - November 2017
Did you know that anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness? Let's take a look at some of the medical complications that can have an impact on the health of those living with this complex condition. Read More

Try These 6 Helpful Tips for Navigating the Holidays with an Eating Disorder

Portia Kimbis - November 2017
This can definitely be a hectic, overwhelming and stressful time of year. If you are currently living with or have a history of an eating disorder, let’s talk about some basic guidelines to help you manage the holiday season like a boss! Read More

The Truth Behind Nutritional Supplements for Athletes

Matt Stranberg - November 2017
Athletes are always looking for an edge over their competitors. As such, they are often more vulnerable to (the less than truthful) claims made by nutritional supplement companies. Read More

How to Reduce Stress This Holiday Season – Without Using Food

Kate Craigen & Sarah-Eve Hamel - November 2017
If you often find yourself using food as a way to deal with overwhelming feelings, we’re here to help bring some positive change this holiday season. Learn new and more adaptive ways to better manage behavior urges and more healthfully face this season’s triggers. Read More

6 Unhelpful Beliefs People May Have About Eating Disorder Treatment (and How to Challenge Them)

Fiona LaRosa - Waters - November 2017
In my work as an eating disorder professional, I often hear unrealistic expectations, baseless rumors or frankly inaccurate myths about eating disorder treatment that have been powerful enough to prevent many from seeking the help they need. Read More

How Long Does Eating Disorder Recovery Take?

Joanna Imse - November 2017
Whether you're new to eating disorder treatment, or well on your way toward recovery, a commonly asked question is, "How long is this going to take?" While this is a difficult question to answer--as it is so dependent on many variables, what I can say is that following these three steps can have a significant impact on recovery success. Read More

7 Reasons to Say “No” to Celebrity Diets (and Diets in General)

Danielle Sommers - November 2017
It’s undeniable that diets can offer appeal and intrigue, promising to make us look and feel good in short amounts of time. What they don't address in their annoying little sales pitches is that they actually can be quite dangerous, and most often don't work. Read More

4 Big & Misleading Myths About Eating Disorders (vlog)

Stephanie Haines - October 2017
In this latest vlog, Walden’s Stephanie Haines sets the record straight – breaking down four of the biggest myths when it comes to eating disorders Read More

What If My Adult Child Has an Eating Disorder?

Laura Roias - October 2017
If you are a parent of an adult living with an eating disorder, know that you are capable of making a significant and lasting difference in their lives and in their recovery. Read More

8 Warning Signs of Orthorexia

Kimberly Wick - October 2017
While many people living with orthorexia may report that it started off as a positive way to improve their health, for those who have the biological, social and psychological precursors for developing an eating disorder, these seemingly innocuous lifestyle changes can actually have very opposite effects. Read More

I Applaud You, Gracie Gold

Paula Quatromoni - October 2017
I was really sad when my daughter texted me the news that Gracie Gold, a 2014 Winter Olympics bronze medalist, announced she was taking a break from competition because she is suffering from anxiety, depression and an eating disorder. Read More

Why is Binge Eating Disorder Commonly Misunderstood?

Kate Craigen - October 2017
Binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder in the United States - yet is often misunderstood and in some cases, those personally impacted aren't even aware of it. This vlog is designed to tear down any confusion around this serious eating disorder. Read More

Is Bulimia Genetic?

Priya Prabhakar - October 2017
Our exact understanding of the intersection between genetics and eating disorders continues to evolve and there is still a need for more answers and clarity. Some notable research, however hints at the magnitude of this relationship. Read More

5 Ways to Help Your Child Develop a Healthy Body Image

Kristin Brawn - October 2017
How do we ensure that our children have a positive relationship with food and in turn with their natural body size and shape? Read More

Walden Behavioral Care Opens Eating Disorder Adult Residential Facility in Georgia

Walden Behavioral Care - October 2017
Walden Behavioral Care today announced the opening of Walden Residential – Dunwoody, Georgia. It is the first facility in all of Georgia dedicated to providing residential treatment for adults with eating disorders Read More

Eating Disorder Treatment: Answers to Your 5 Most Common Insurance Questions

Bob Bordonaro - October 2017
What you need to know about insurance for eating disorder treatment! Read More

5 Specific Ways Nurses Can Help in Your Eating Disorder Recovery

Sean Jacquet - October 2017
Many people probably don’t consider nurses when they think about the eating disorder treatment team. They are, however a critical support in recovery--here's how. Read More

3 Innovative Components of Adult Residential Eating Disorder Treatment

Rebecca Rubin - October 2017
As our understanding of eating disorders evolves, so does the makeup of the programming designed to best treat them. Here’s a look at some more innovative components to residential treatment for adults with eating disorders Read More

7 Quotes to Help Kick Your Eating Disorder to the Curb!

Natalie Cohen - September 2017
Here are some awesome quotes to keep in your back pocket for the days that harder to quiet the pesky voice of your eating disorder. Read More

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Best Practices for Eating Disorder Treatment

Rebecca Bernat - September 2017
This latest vlog explores Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): What is it? When is it best utilized? And how can it be best used in treating eating disorders? Read More

Family-Based Treatment (FBT) for Eating Disorders: 5 Things You Didn’t Know

Cailin Mateleska - September 2017
In working with adolescents living with eating disorders and their families, I am continually amazed to see the power of Family Based Treatment in uniting families during what is otherwise an incredibly challenging time. Here are some facts you may not know about Family-Based Treatment Read More

Binge Eating Disorder Recovery and Weight Loss: Do They Go Hand-In-Hand?

Sarah-Eve Hamel - September 2017
As human beings, we have a biological need to fuel our bodies. As a result, there are internal mechanisms that support a relationship with food. Deprivation may increase desire or focus on specific types of foods that we, as a society, have labeled as “bad” or “unhealthy.” Pair this hyper focus with ravenous hunger (a common result of dieting) and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a binge eating episode. Read More

Who Does Binge Eating Disorder Affect?

Kate Craigen - September 2017
To help you better understand who exactly can be affected by binge eating disorder, Walden’s Dr. Kate Craigen shares some common demographic information in this vlog. Read More

What is ARFID?

Rebekah Bardwell Doweyko - September 2017
Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), also known as “extreme picky eating,” is an eating disorder impacting thousands of Americans, particularly children. Read More

What You Need to Know About Pica

Fiona LaRosa Waters - September 2017
Pica is defined as the persistent and compulsive eating, over a period of at least one month, of non-food substances (such as paint or string) that are not developmentally appropriate for that age. Read More

Meet Shannon Stern - Ambassador of Hope

Shannon Stern - September 2017
Shannon Stern is an adolescent clinician on our residential unit. Learn more about her and her role at Walden in this Ambassador of Hope episode! Read More

7 Symptoms of Anorexia You Might Not Know About

Kimberly Wick - August, 2017
Anorexia is a complex illness – one that has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness – that manifests differently for each individual. Here are some of the lesser known warning signs of Anorexia. Read More

Eating Disorders & College Students: 5 Ways to Navigate Campus & Dining Halls

Corrinne Archibald - August 2017
There are many considerations when determining how to best nourish yourself and rebuild your relationship with food while away from home. Here are some helpful tips. Read More

Do I Have Binge Eating Disorder? 5 Important Questions to Consider

Kate Craigen - August 2017
Binge Eating Disorder is a serious and complex condition affecting more than 6 million Americans of all ages, genders, shapes and sizes. If you think you might have binge eating disorder, there is hope. Take the first step and ask yourself these five questions. Read More

Eating Disorder Recovery: 5 Songs to Keep You Focused

Portia Kimbis - August 2017
Music can play a major role in eating disorder treatment AND recovery; here are some of my favorite tunes that can help you through the not-so-great days! Read More

6 Tips for Parents of Children Heading to College with an Eating Disorder History

Laura Roias - August 2017
If you’re apprehensive about your child going back to school, here are some steps you can take to help ensure continued recovery success, and hopefully, ease some of your anxieties! Read More

Why Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers Don't Work for those with Binge Eating Disorder

Kate Craigen - August 2017
Programs like Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig not only fail to result in sustained weight loss for most people, they can make you more prone to binge eat. Read More

5 Lies My Eating Disorder Told Me

Caroline Booth - August 2017
Recovery has taught me countless valuable lessons, and one of the most important lessons is that ED is wrong. In fact, ED is very wrong. Read More

What is Eating Disorder Treatment Like?

Rebecca Bardwell Doweyko - August 2017
Approximately 30 million Americans will personally be impacted by eating disorders in their lifetime. Seeking help – and taking the first step toward recovery – can understandably bring feelings of anxiety, stress and uncertainty – as well as many questions. Read More

Seriously, What Is Wrong with Fashion/Fitness Magazines Sometimes?

Stephanie Haines - August 2017
Being happy and comfortable in your own skin is bad for the "beauty" business. But you know what? It’s great for us – and it’s what every single person deserves. Read More

5 Things You Didn't Know About Eating Disorder Treatment

Nicole Pipitone - August 2017
Making the brave decision to enter eating disorder treatment is hard. There are a lot of unknowns so we'd like to help. Here are 5 things that might help you feel a bit more comfortable making this brave commitment. Read More

Eating Disorder Recovery Tips for Students Coming Back to Campus

Emily Slager - August 2017
If you’re currently working through an eating disorder, or have a history with one, here are some helpful ways to make your college experience as successful as possible Read More

Does My Child Need Eating Disorder Treatment? 4 Questions to Ask Yourself

Joanna Imse - August 2017
Could your child have an eating disorder? I often recommend parents think about what is “typical” for their child and how does that compare or contrast to their current behaviors and food choices. Read More

Meet Louisa Howell - Ambassador of Hope (VLOG)

Louisa Howell - August 2017
Louisa Howell is the adult mental health counselor at Walden Behavioral Care's Peabody clinic where she has been since it opened almost 3 years ago!  Read More