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When it comes to seeking high-level care for an eating disorder, concerns about school should...

Nutrition is not about dieting. That’s the mission Leah Graves is on — to correct...

It happens almost every January, without fail — the hyper focus on losing weight and...

Navigating the holiday season can create challenges for individuals struggling with or recovering from an...

Our 2020 Voices of Veritas series brings the thought leaders and subject matter experts at...

The original article was posted on Eating Disorders Resource Catalogue, here Every year, eating disorder...

The transition back to the family table, social eating, and meal preparation can be a...

Our 2020 Voices of Veritas series features thought leaders and subject matter experts at Veritas...

Elisha Contner Wilkins, MS, LMFT, CEDS-S, Executive Director of Veritas Collaborative’s Child, Adolescent & Adult...

As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and begin to define our “new normal”, it’s important...

Family and friends can play an important role in identifying eating disorder behaviors and symptoms....

Our 2020 Voices of Veritas series features thought leaders and subject matter experts at Veritas...

As our world navigates the impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, one thing is certain...

As our day to day life may look different for the next few weeks, we...

In our Voices of Veritas series, we highlight the Veritas team members that help fulfill our vision...

Hi, I’m Dad Versus Eating Disorder and I use a lot of metaphors. I mean,...

The holiday season is a wonderful and exciting time for families and friends to celebrate...

The holiday season is a wonderful and exciting time for families and friends to celebrate...

There are areas of ocean near the equator known as the doldrums. Known for stagnant,...

A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to share my story as a caregiver...

Although in many parts of the country it still feels like summer, fall has officially...

This is written by the parent of a child with an eating disorder. The author...

September is Suicide Prevention Month, and now more than ever, we need to examine how...

Kayla* was a 19-year-old sophomore art student who garnered the attention of her professors and...

Recently my daughter has had some setbacks in her recovery. This is normal. Very normal....

In the medical field, as well as in life, things are not always either black...

It was an evening in January. A school night. I cooked an Italian dish, I...

The Veritas Collaborative Symposium on Eating Disorders offers medical, mental, behavioral and other healthcare professionals...

The anticipation of summer – the warmer weather, vacations, and possibly changes in routine –...

After her diagnosis and once we knew her admission date into residential, my daughter asked...

In our “Voices of Veritas” series, we’re introducing you to some of the world’s most...

While many people believe eating disorders predominately affect teenaged, straight, cisgender females, disordered eating is...

June 2 marks World Eating Disorders Action Day, when members of the eating disorder community...

Recently there was a discussion in a Facebook group for ED caregivers about what recovery...

In our “Voices of Veritas” series, we’re introducing you to some of the world’s most...

On May 6th, the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) Network observes No Diet Day, to...

Every day, Americans are inundated with approximately 4,000 media messages. Many of the messages target...

This month marks the 70th annual Mental Health Awareness Month, a time when mental health...

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There’s a lot to look forward to this year at Veritas Collaborative, all of which...

If you’ve ever met Dr. Preeti Matkins, then you know how fortunate we are to...

Taylor Rae Homesley - associate center director at Veritas Collaborative’s Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Hospital in Atlanta

In today’s Voices of Veritas post, we meet Taylor Rae Homesley, associate center director at...

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In honor of Stress Awareness Month, we are sharing 9 ways to practice self-care in...

Nutrition is a hot topic year round, however come January it seems the presence of...

Leah Graves, Senior Director of Nutrition Services

Veritas Collaborative is home to some of the world’s most engaging thought leaders, compassionate caregivers,...

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You’ve successfully made it through another holiday season. This may not have been an easy...

young woman reading about eating disorder truths

Despite common misconceptions, eating disorders can affect anyone regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, body...

family holiday dinner eating disorders during the holidays

While the holidays are a time most people look forward to, they can often magnify...

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No age or gender is immune to eating disorders. Eating disorders can flare up repeatedly...

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When the majority of people think about those diagnosed with eating disorders, the stereotype that...

The treatment of eating disorders is one of healthcare’s most complex therapeutic pathways. Helping patients...

Preeti Matkins Veritas Executive Director

Our Voices of Veritas blog series will highlight our staff by sharing their personal and...

pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

The changing seasons often trigger a myriad of emotions in individuals with eating disorders. These emotions...

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For persons recovering from an eating disorder, it can feel unsettling and sometimes impossible to...

butternut squash and sage lasagna

Normalizing eating behaviors is one of the main goals during eating disorder treatment and recovery,...

There's a changing tide for males with eating disorders.

It can be mighty frustrating to be a male with an eating disorder. On top...

You are more than a number, even in college.

Whether you are in recovery from an eating disorder or someone simply entering college for...

Collaborative Kitchen soft and chewy oatmeal cookie recipe

With the new year in full swing, we are bombarded with post-holiday diet talk and...

Enjoy Our Fresh Guacamole Recipe From the Collaborative Kitchen

Recovering from an eating disorder requires intentional effort, and people often look for guidance on...

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As an art therapist, the most rewarding part of my job is witnessing a person...

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As we grow from infancy to adulthood, our preferences, beliefs, and senses of self undergo...

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Veritas Collaborative, a Specialty Behavioral Health Hospital for children and adolescents with eating disorder diagnoses,...

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For most adolescents, school is the place they spend the most time, energy and attention....

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During the summer, the patients at Veritas Collaborative enjoy watching the metamorphosis of caterpillars to...

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A collaborative oil pastel drawing created by a patient & Karen Kuebler during an individual...

NEDA Awareness Week 2013

NEDAwareness Week, the largest education and outreach effort on Eating Disorders in the United States,...

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Yoga is an ideal component of therapy for individuals with eating disorders. The word yoga,...

KORU: the spiral shape of the unfurling fern frond; the natural representation of the balance between perpetual growth and stability

KORU: the spiral shape of the unfurling fern frond; the natural representation of the balance...

BEDA National weight stigma awareness week logo

This week is National Weight Stigma Awareness Week.  BEDA, The Binge Eating Disorder Association, has...