eating disorders in youth top tips

Top Expert Tips | Eating Disorders Among Youth During COVID-19

Although the moniker ‘eating disorder’ specifically mentions eating, eating disorders are about far more than food; they are a range of psychological conditions that result in unhealthy eating habits. Eating disorders are surprisingly prevalent; in the U.S. alone, 20 million women and 10 million men are estimated to have suffered...

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Surge in Veteran’s Mental Health Needs

Surge in Veteran’s Mental Health Needs

Mental health providers and the US Department of Veterans Affairs’ medical staff have kept thousands of veterans in treatment through telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. But as the pandemic’s social isolation drags on, and job losses keep piling up, leaving financial crises in their wake, the mental health fallout is...

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Getting The Most Out Of Online Therapy

Getting The Most Out Of Online Therapy

Perhaps you’re considering online mental health therapy, but are wondering if it is as powerful as in-person therapy. During our current time of social distancing because of COVID-19, even many clinicians who normally only conduct in-person therapy have switched to online formats. Meeting online can offer better appointment availability, since...

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Living With Someone Who Suffers From Mental Illness? Here’s When To Call The Police

Living With Someone Who Suffers From Mental Illness? Here’s When To Call The Police

If you’re in the difficult position of caring for a loved one with mental illness during the COVID-19 epidemic, when is it time to involve law enforcement? With many of us under lockdown orders, actively sheltering in place — and those of us who aren’t in lock-down still practicing intensive...

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CBS NEWS STOP THE STIGMA

“CBS This Morning”: Stop the Stigma

In an effort to help break down stigmas surrounding mental health, “CBS This Morning” broadcast a special live audience event, “Stop the Stigma: A Conversation About Mental Health.” Guests include “Queer Eye” star Karamo, a former social worker, mental health advocate and relationship expert who will discuss his experience with...

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Medicaid Benefits Become More Difficult to Access

Illinois Medicaid Program Advanced Cloud Technology (IMPACT) program

As of November 1, 2019, any prescription, referral, or order for medical tests must be written by a medical professional who is enrolled in the Illinois Medicaid Program Advanced Cloud Technology (IMPACT) program. This change applies to physicians, dentists, podiatrists, optometrists, and any other medical professionals such as physician assistants...

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