Eating Disorder Treatment

There is a large population of people who suffer from undiagnosed, and therefore untreated, eating disorders. Many people are shocked to discover this and have a hard time believing that they were not able to identify the symptoms of an eating disorder; after all, they are obvious, right? What do you think of when you… read more

It is not often that someone makes a conscious decision to engage in behaviors that will result in an eating disorder. While it may be true that some eating disorders begin as what could be called normal dieting that then escalates into an obsessive behavior, most eating disorders develop over time and have subtle warning… read more

The idea that media is a powerful influence on self-image and self-worth is not new. Global campaigns to reflect the normal, healthy, human body in all forms of media have spawned such changes as the creation of proportionately more realistic dolls and retail store clothing mannequins, along with education about the unhealthy extremes that fashion… read more

After  Eating Disorder treatment ends there can be times when a stressor can become overwhelming and cause a return to the familiar patterns of the Eating Disorder. If symptoms re-appear it’s important to seek support early to prevent the Eating Disorder thoughts and patterns from becoming entrenched. A return for treatment provides an important opportunity… read more

Way to go BuzzFeed for educating people on Eating Disorders! It’s always encouraging to see Eating Disorder Awareness discussed in the mainstream media. The below list of “12 Things People Don’t Understand About Eating Disorders” recently appeared in BuzzFeed. Educating people by removing sterotypes will allow more people to seek help when they realize an Eating… read more

Twenty-two-year-old Kelly Yantzer gave a speech earlier this month at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America conference in the Ramkota Hotel on her long, intense struggle through addiction and eating disorders.  Yantzer spoke from the heart about her recovery from the eating disorder that has controlled her life since the seventh grade. Not… read more

The following comments  were made by Dr. Lynda Brogdon, Founder of Canopy Cove Eating Disorder Treatment Center.  For the last 25 years, Dr. Brogdon has worked with Adolescents and Adults who are struggling with an Eating Disorder. The heartfelt gift of working with our clients is watching them regain their lives bit by bit; actually tasting… 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

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 Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) Workgroup for the Second Judicial Circuit is hosting a conference of interest to volunteer guardians ad litem, staff and community supporters. Join them on Friday, March 14, 2014 from 7:45 AM to 5:00 PM at the Tallahassee Community College Workforce Development Center for Instilling Hope III. The conference will feature a… read more