At just 14 years old, Jill was a very active and accomplished teenager; she played basketball, soccer, ran track, sang in the choir, played the flute, and had exemplary grades. Everything seemed perfect for her. However, an eating disorder that ramped up quickly and erupted over just two months stopped her in her tracks.
As we recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month it is important to stress prevention as well as understand the toll this disease can take on the mental health of those that suffer. Statistics from Johns Hopkins Medicine claim that 88% of individuals who had breast cancer say the disease and the treatment had a negative impact…Details
“I am speechless about Selah House,” true words from someone who was broken and needed help. Growing up, Kammie remembers herself as being the “chunky” sister. Although she was athletic – playing soccer and tennis – she still struggled with her weight. By age 18, she had turned to laxatives and compulsive exercise to help…Details
by: Ashley Podzius, Regional Director of Clinical Partnerships at Selah House Although eating disorders have different symptoms and affect individuals differently, they often seem to have a common thread of rigidity, control, and a negative or distorted body image. Research has shown that yoga combined with intuitive eating can help to decrease eating disorder symptoms.…Details
By: Ashley Hemrich, M.A. Regional Director of Clinical Partnerships In September, we stand together to honor National Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death worldwide and the number of recorded suicides continues to be on the rise. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS),…Details
Although we may not realize it, back to school can cause additional stress for adolescents and teens. Additionally, this stress can lead to serious mental health issues such as an eating disorder.
By: Jessica Ward, MS, RD, CEDRD, Director of Therapeutic Services Can’t you just eat is a common question in today’s society. As a Registered Dietitian, food, and eating are near and dear to my heart! I love being able to work with girls and women to help them heal their relationship with food. However, it…Details
One of the most common and tragic problems with eating disorders is that people take a long time to recognize the symptoms. This could be because the symptoms reveal themselves subtly. It could also be because the cultural stigmatization of eating disorders makes people less willing to identify the symptoms. Here at Selah House, we…Details
By: Ashley Hemrich, MA, Regional Director of Clinical Partnerships There are many misconceptions regarding eating disorders; one of the most common is that they typically occur in affluent, Caucasian females, between the ages of 18-25. While this population appears to be highly vulnerable for eating disorders, we know eating disorders occur across all demographics. Eating…Details
At Selah House, we are blessed to be a part of so many wonderful lives and honored to be part of their recovery. Recently, a client shared these precious words as she prepares to continue her journey. In a place I for so long described as empty and arid and hopeless, I feel like the…Details