The Pink Elephant in the Room is being ignored: why don’t we pay attention to the excessive drinking epidemic?

More Americans are drinking at least once a week, according to a study published on August 9, 2017 in JAMA Psychiatry. This number could be as high as 30 million which is similar to the data reported for individuals with alcohol abuse or dependency. Women showed the largest increase in the latest study. Older Americans, […]

Your Instagram photos may show if you are depressed

Depression may be one of the most widely-recognized mental health issues facing the public, but estimates suggest that up to two-thirds of people with depression never seek or receive treatment. The problem is that currently all diagnosis methods require the patient to willingly speak up about their struggles or the health professional to be able […]

App provides eating disorder recovery tools and support for those who can’t access treatment

An estimated two-thirds of the 30 million Americans with eating disorders never receive treatment because they can’t afford it, lack health insurance, and the stigma surrounding eating disorders. But, a team of health care professionals and tech engineers believe they may have found a way to bring support directly to those who need it. The […]

Does an eating disorder make you more likely to steal?

Eating disorders have been associated with a number of issues that can be dangerous to your health, including excessive exercise behaviors, physical side-effects, and additional mental health issues. However, a new study has tied eating disorders to another unique behavior – crime. According to a study of almost 960,000 women, those with eating disorders are […]

Sinead O’Connor reveals a harsh truth about mental illness

The loss of two popular public figures in recent months has shone a spotlight on the risks of mental illness. Following the deaths of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington and Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, there was a massive outpouring of support and encouragement for those with mental illness to be unafraid to seek help and […]

In-person therapy remains the best way to treat binge eating disorder

While internet based therapies may be helpful for some people with binge eating disorder, a new study shows that traditional face-to-face cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) remains the most effective way to treat the eating disorder. “Although there is evidence that structured self-help treatments based on cognitive-behavioral therapy may be effective for patients, it was unclear […]

Death in Seconds: Everything you need to know about fentanyl

Opioid addiction and overdoses from heroin have been a problem in America for decades, but recently there has been a shift that has made the drug crisis from both prescription pills and street drugs deadlier than ever. The recent spread of illicit fentanyl use has turned a health crisis into one of the deadliest epidemics […]

Are musicians at risk for eating disorders?

There are several groups that have been known to be at high-risk for eating disorders. Women, athletes, and teens, in particular, are known to face a higher risk than other demographics. But, a new study suggests there may be a group that has gone unrecognized until now: musicians. According to a new report published in the […]

Men with eating disorders share their stories

Men with eating disorders are more common than most are aware of. While statistically young women are more likely to be diagnosed with an eating disorder in their lifetime, current estimates suggest as many as 10 million men in America are living with anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder right now. Most eating disorder experts […]

Chester Bennington’s suicide followed a life of depression, addiction, and trauma

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington was always upfront about his struggles with depression, substance abuse, and trauma from sexual abuse as a child. The way he channeled these demons through his voice and words helped countless fans cope with their own trials, expressing their own emotions in ways they never could. Last Thursday, the singer […]