by Kayla Carson, Regional Director of Clinical Partnerships “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 There is great hope at the turn of a new year and 2020 is even a…Details
By Kayla Carson, Regional Director of Clinical Partnerships As we celebrate the holidays, we are reunited with many family members and loved ones. We know from experience as we gather together, it doesn’t take long for negative food and body image talk to begin; sometimes it can even start at “hello.” Often our loved ones…Details
The holidays are full of family gatherings and social events and mingling over an array of tasty treats and holiday meals. For those suffering from an eating disorder, the season can bring additional stress, anxiety, and fear. It is often common for those suffering to experience increased symptoms of their disorder during this time. It could…Details
Eating disorders are not a choice as hard as that may be to understand. Eating disorders are not a lifestyle change. They are not something you can erase by eating healthy and garnering more willpower. Eating disorders are a serious mental health condition that can be deadly. Anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and so many…Details
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.