Current Events & Social Issues

Approximately 25 percent of individuals who suffer from eating disorders like Anorexia, Bulimia or Binge Eating Disorder also participate in self-harming behavior. In many cases, a loved one will first learn about the self-harming behavior and then learn that an eating disorder is also present. Self-injury, also called self-harm, is the act of deliberately harming… read more

Canopy Cove Eating Disorder Treatment Center will be leading an educational workshop at The Children’s’ Home Society in Tallahassee, Florida on May 16. The workshop will review the warnings signs of various eating disorders and equip attendees to respond appropriately when an issue is suspected. The workshop is open to staff and employees of The Children’s… read more

She was withering away before their eyes. They watched her slog through marathon workouts every weekday morning at the Green Hills YMCA, her emaciated body leaning on the rails of the Stairmaster. “That girl was there,” Frank Grant told his wife one Sunday afternoon, confirming the couple’s suspicion that she was working out multiple times… read more

Researchers at Florida State University recently conducted an experiment in which they analyzed whether or not spending time on social media sites such as Facebook, had any causal effect on eating disorder risk factors. The following information recently appeared in the Chicago Tribune. Social media that emphasizes sharing and commenting on photos and other images… read more

Congressional leaders are calling on the federal government to study how eating disorders affect both Americans as individuals and the American economy as a whole. Congressional members of the National Eating Disorders Awareness Caucus wrote a letter last month calling on the Government Accountability Office to “undertake a review of the prevalence, mortality rate, and… read more

The project started last year, when Lamm, a Pittsburgh-based artist, designed images of what he called “Normal Barbie” in an attempt to make the doll reflective of real bodies. He used the measurements of an average 19-year-old woman from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and then molded them to a 3D model of… read more

First Warning Signs of an Eating Disorder may be seen by Dentists It is often the pain and discomfort related to dental complications that first causes a person suffering from an eating disorder to consult with a health professional. Dentists are often the first health professionals to observe signs and symptoms of eating disorders. The… read more

Recent Research Shatters Beliefs about Eating Disorders Eating disorders affect every age group. Although many people associate eating disorders with teens, baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) are at risk as well. The following story based on research from the International Journal of Eating Disorders recently appeared in Food and Nutrition: It has… read more

Here at Canopy Cove, we try to offer groups that are both therapeutic and enjoyable. One of the things that we like to incorporate into our groups each week is art therapy. Not only is it a great tool for helping people to work through their issues, but it can also be a joyful and… read more