For many young girls in the United States, a weight obsession is not uncommon, with one study showing that 36% of adolescent girls believed they were overweight, and 59% were trying to lose weight. It is also not uncommon for many of them to develop an eating disorder – as many as 10 in 100…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
What is a Christ-centered treatment approach? At Selah House, it means we regard every person as a spiritual being on a human journey, and we treat your whole being with therapies, psychiatric care, and dietary and nutritional care that support you physically, spiritually, and emotionally during your eating disorder recovery.
Jenni’s story begins when she was in middle school. Like so many of us, she struggled with body image and wanting to lose weight. She always had issues with the way she looked and felt the only way to accept her body was to change it. At that moment, Jenni began restricting food and exercising,…Details
By: Ashley Hemrich, M.A., Regional Director of Clinical Partnerships Congratulations! We made it through another year! With the endless possibilities of the new year, we are often bombarded with “New Year, New You” resolutions. According to PBS News, about 44% of Americans will make resolutions this year, with a vast majority of them involving weight,…Details
Technology has given us the ability to connect instantly with the world in ways we never imagined; in the blink of an eye we can answer a question, check the weather, talk to a loved one, post a picture, or update our status. Our lives are on full display if we choose. For those suffering…Details
For many, the holiday season if often marked with traditions such as special meals, family gatherings, and special activities like decorating a tree, caroling, and baking. Taking part in and enjoying these special traditions is important during the busyness of the holiday season, and they are important for numerous reasons.
By: Ashley Hemrich, M.A., Regional Director of Clinical Partnerships While in eating disorder recovery, we often hear the phrase(s), “being mindful,” “staying present,” or even “mindfully eating.” If you are anything like me, you may ask yourself, “what does being mindful mean and how can I do it?” For many of us who are familiar…Details
Thanksgiving seems to be the perfect time to talk about gratitude. It is the one day of the year that we have an entire day set aside for gratitude. Practicing gratitude can be difficult for those who are struggling with an eating disorder, as it can be hard to find anything positive at times. However, gratitude…Details
Navigating depression is difficult, and even more so when you are a teenager. It is important to remember, that you and your teen are not alone. Depression is a serious mental health condition that is much more common than we might think. According to the Youth Data from the 2017 State of Mental Health in…Details