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Surviving the Thanksgiving Table

It is that time of year again, the time where family and friends gather around the dinner table to eat delicious food, enjoy each other's company, and revisit memories from the year. For those with an eating disorder, this can be a ...

How To Know if You Have an Eating Disorder

Having an eating disorder does not always present itself in typical symptoms like eating disorders. If you are feeling pressure from yourself or others to eat less, notice a change in how much food your body wants and needs, feel out ...

Helping a Loved One with an Eating Disorder

If you recognize alarming eating disorder habits in a friend or family member, brushing it under the rug or ignoring the symptoms will not help it go away. While you cannot force someone to change, you can offer them support and a ...

Binge Eating and Premenstrual Syndrome

Premenstrual Syndrome is a combination of symptoms that occur in women, typically between their ovulation and period. The cause isn't fully understood but likely involves changes in hormones during the menstrual cycle and includes ...

Diabetes and Eating Disorders

October is National Diabetes Month and according to the American Diabetes Association, girls and young women with Type 1 diabetes have about twice the risk of developing an eating disorder as their peers without diabetes. This may be ...

Eating Disorders and Bone Health

When we think of the medical issues associated with eating disorders, we tend to focus on the immediate pressing concerns including abnormal cardiac function, seizures from low blood sugar, and gastrointestinal bleeds from bulimic ...

COVID-19 and Eating Disorders

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our society and disrupt our everyday lives, individuals struggling with disordered eating beliefs and behaviors report feeling more challenged than ever. The circumstances of COVID-19 have ...

Suicide Prevention

Every year, the Lifeline and other mental health organizations and individuals across the U.S. and around the world raise awareness of suicide prevention during September, National Suicide Prevention Month. Unfortunately, individuals ...

Equine Therapy

More and more, animals are being incorporated into therapy sessions in eating disorder, substance abuse treatment centers, and outpatient programs. At Avalon Hills, animals are an integral part of our program, and horses, in ...

Fertility & Eating Disorders

Eating disorders have an impact on multiple organ systems and especially on the reproductive system. Learn more about the impacts of eating disorders and fertility in today’s blog, written by Taylor Anderson, a Family Nurse ...

Back To School

Back to school tends to bring on a wave of anxiousness and stress as students prepare for new classes, new friends, new schedules, and new information. This time of transition can be especially difficult for students who are not yet ...