Trauma-Related Stress – Warning Signs

Individuals who have experienced a traumatic event oftentimes suffer stress related to the incident. In most instances, these are normal reactions to abnormal situations. Recurring thoughts or nightmares about the event. Having trouble sleeping or changes in appetite. Experiencing anxiety Read More

What To Do

You cannot predict death by suicide, but you can identify people who are at increased risk for suicidal behavior, take precautions, and refer them for effective treatment. Ask Ask the person directly if he or she (1) is having suicidal Read More

Factors That May Contribute to Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are complex conditions that arise from a combination of long-standing behavioral, biological, emotional, psychological, interpersonal, and social factors. Scientists and researchers are still learning about the underlying causes of these emotionally and physically damaging conditions. We do know, Read More

What is an Eating Disorder?

Some Basic Facts Eating disorders — such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder — include extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues. Eating disorders are serious emotional and physical problems that can have life-threatening consequences for Read More

Body Image

Body image is How you see yourself when you look in the mirror or when you picture yourself in your mind. What you believe about your own appearance (including your memories, assumptions, and generalizations). How you feel about your body, Read More