Freedom is the right to become who we really are, able to achieve our grandest potential, becoming whomever we most want to be. Eating disorders, addictions, trauma — all rob us of the ability to connect with ourselves and navigate the world from a place of confidence and authenticity.
The behavioral health community must apply onging pressure on the administration to reunite families as quickly as possible to minimize the long-term damage to migrant children separated from their parents at the border.
Clients, therapists and even some treatment centers have posted glowing reviews of Recovery Record and similar eating disorder apps, but a study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders concludes that "enthusiasm for apps outstrips the evidence supporting their use."
Our former clients report that their biggest challenge in recovery isn't relationships or body image — it's loneliness and isolation. Loneliness, it turns out, is a bigger health risk than obesity or smoking. So how do we help clients build the supportive communities they need in recovery? Is social media part of the solution? Or is it part of the problem? We asked Mirasol clinicians to weight in.
When summer's over and you're back in school, who do you want to be? Still struggling with the same old cycle of binging/purging/restricting? Or a pilgrim on the road to lasting recovery?"
Nearly all our clients experience profound gastrointestinal disturbances, and we tend to assume that these symptoms are a natural part of the body's recovery from an eating disorder. But what if an imbalance in the gut biome contributed to the development of the eating disorder?
It's a change in the person's expression, in the way they carry themselves, in the timbre of their voice that says, "I know I will still face challenges, but I also know I am equal to those challenges." How in the world do you measure that?
Making the decision to seek treatment for an eating disorder is a difficult decision that requires tremendous courage. Unfortunately, once you have made that decision, an even greater challenge may be getting your insurance to pay for treatment.Subscribe to Our Newsletter