By Amy Mock, LCMHC-S, CEDS | Feb. 26, 2020
As the new year begins, people of all ages are making resolutions around losing weight. While getting fit can be fun and keeping one’s weight in check can be a good part of a healthy lifestyle, too much focus on weight loss is not healthy. Teenagers are an age group that are at risk for developing eating disorders.
Anyone can develop an eating disorder, but onset is more common in people Read More
By Sarah Marsh | Feb. 07, 2020
Secrets and lies.
That’s how I would describe the beginning of my decades-long battle with mental illness. The year was 1996, I was 17 years old, and my life came to a stand-still because of depression, anxiety and an eating disorder. I had no community to call upon, few friends that knew of my struggles.
Everyone knew something was wrong. I couldn’t keep my outward appearance or drastic personality changes to myself. But mental illness wasn’t Read More
Released today is an updated and expanded Milliman Report, “Addiction and Mental Health Vs. Physical Health: Widening Disparities in Network Use and Provider Reimbursement.” Since the last report two years ago, there has been an increase in coverage disparities for mental health and substance abuse disorders compared to other medical conditions related to physical health. Specifically, the report points out there is a shortage of in-network mental health care providers. And it also points out why: Read More