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Demi Lovato is 6 Years into Sobriety: Celebrity Recovery Story

Demetria Devonne Lovato, AKA Demi Lovato, was born August 20, 1992. The 25-year-old American is not only a famous singer, songwriter, and actress; she is also an advocate for mental health and recovery. This world-wide starlet earned a number-one album with Here We Go Again, released back in 2009, and has released five top-five albums . . . . Continue Reading

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week: Let’s Get Real

Monday, February 26 was the beginning of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, ending on Sunday, March 4. So why is this movement so important? This year the theme from the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) for the National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is “Let’s Get Real”. The nonprofit’s website states that the goal is to . . . . Continue Reading

The Benefits of All Types of Teas

If you are a coffee drinker, this article might convince you to change it up. There are a plethora of benefits to drinking tea, and the type of tea you drink will offer different benefits.  Consumed for centuries, tea is a staple in many cultures and a way of life in many countries. Take a . . . . Continue Reading

Could a Sleep Disorder Drug Treat Food Addiction?

Now that the holidays are over, most of us are probably seeing the after effects of huge holiday meals and sugar cookies. Those with food addictions have it the hardest during the holiday season with temptation at an all-time high.  There is some hope, though. A sleep disorder pill could turn everything around for the . . . . Continue Reading

Obama Signs Act to Ensure Health Insurance Coverage for Eating Disorders

In 2000, a woman by the name of Anna Westin passed away from a five-year battle with anorexia. Sadly, right before her untimely death, Westin was denied medical coverage for eating disorder treatment because her disease was deemed not “certified” for residential treatment. Fortunately, things have finally changed. Now, nearly 17 years after Anna Westin’s . . . . Continue Reading

5 Things Not to Say to Someone Struggling With Anxiety

There are moments where it feels like I cannot breathe, and like I have no control over anything. However, for years I classified it as just a normal reaction to a situation, not real anxiety. The word “anxiety” conjures up a different definition depending on who you ask. Anxiety can be as simple as the . . . . Continue Reading

How Depression Affects the Stomach, Anxiety, and the Skin

  If you thought depression only altered your mind, think again. Depression affects so much more than your mind. In fact, mental illness and physical diseases frequently go hand in hand. Psychologists have identified temporal patterns in young people. They found that arthritis and diseases of the digestive system are more common after depression, while . . . . Continue Reading

Binge Eating Disorder: Hope’s Story of Recovery

When we think of the word “self-harm,” most of us do not think about what we put into our bodies. However, eating choices play a significant role in self-love and self-care. What we choose to put into our bodies is often a direct reflection of how we feel inside. Eating disorders affect 20 million women . . . . Continue Reading

What True Emotional Strength Looks Like

What are the signs of emotional strength? When most of us think of the word “strength,” we think of power and force. Therefore, emotional strength might be perceived as being cold and detached from the harsh realities of life. However, this is far from an emotional strength. Emotional strength has more to do with being . . . . Continue Reading

Simone Biles: I Have ADHD, And It’s Nothing To Be Ashamed Of

On Tuesday, the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) made the startling announcement that Russian hackers had leaked confidential information about U.S. Olympic athletes. The leaks revealed information from Therapeutic Use Exemptions, which allow athletes to use banned substances if they are for treating legitimate medical issues. The list of athletes on this list ranged from Venus . . . . Continue Reading