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May 2, 2019

Cultivating Positive Body Image

Every day, Americans are inundated with approximately 4,000 media messages. Many of the messages target our kids with distorted ideas about how they should look and act. Kids of all ages and adults often perceive messages and images on social media as authentic, rather than taking into account that many of these photos have been filtered, digitally altered, or worse, completely distorted.

May 1, 2019

A Focus on Whole-Person Health

This month marks the 70th annual Mental Health Awareness Month, a time when mental health allies nationwide come together to raise awareness for and educate the public about mental illnesses, the realities of living with a mental illness, and strategies for attaining mental health and wellness.

February 27, 2019

Balanced Eating for Health

Nutrition is a hot topic year-round, however, come January it seems the presence of the newest nutrition fads take over social media, bookstores, news articles, and general conversation. It’s not uncommon to hear comments about “good foods vs. bad foods” as you’re checking out at the grocery store from a cashier, who then proceeds to go on about their newest diet plan. Amongst all these food “beliefs” it raises a question that we hope everyone would take a moment to consider – what is balanced eating for health?

December 10, 2018

Breaking the Stigma: 7 Truths About Eating Disorders

Despite common misconceptions, eating disorders can affect anyone regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, body shape or weight, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status. They are serious illnesses, and an individual is not able to choose whether or not they develop an eating disorder. Unfortunately, societal misunderstandings, pressures, and stigmas often deter accurate diagnosis and prevent access to care.

November 2, 2018

EDs Don’t Take Holidays Off: Ways to Support Your Loved One This Season

While the holidays are a time most people look forward to, they can often magnify personal struggles for people with eating disorders. The combination of dealing with the anxiety of being around extended family, and the accentuated focus on food, can be a major trigger for many.

July 17, 2018

Baby Boomers and Eating Disorders: The Rise of Disordered Eating at Midlife and Beyond

No age or gender is immune to eating disorders. Eating disorders can flare up repeatedly throughout a person’s life, or even make a first-time appearance at middle age. In fact, at Veritas Collaborative, we are seeing an increase in people at midlife and beyond seeking treatment for disordered eating.

August 14, 2017

A Changing Tide for Males with Eating Disorders

It can be mighty frustrating to be a male with an eating disorder. On top of battling a life-threatening illness, you’re faced with limitations in treatment options, stereotypes from the general public, and a lack of understanding that males suffer from eating disorders, too.

April 25, 2017

You’re More Than A Number (Even in College)

Whether you are in recovery from an eating disorder or someone simply entering college for the first time, the first year of university life can be a scary and stressful experience.

October 17, 2012

Dr. Holly Rogers Shares new Mindfulness Book with Veritas Collaborative Staff

Veritas Collaborative welcomed Holly Rogers, MD, Staff Psychiatrist at Duke University’s Counseling and Psychological Services, to share the principles outlined in her and Dr. Margaret Maytan’s new book, Mindfulness for the Next Generation:  Helping Emerging Adults Manage Stress and Lead Healthier Lives. The book is an easy-to-use guide detailing a four-session mindfulness-based program called ‘Koru,’ the symbol for mindfulness practice benefits – simultaneous growth and stability toward satisfaction in daily life.

September 25, 2012

BEDA National Weight Stigma Awareness Week

This week is National Weight Stigma Awareness Week. BEDA, The Binge Eating Disorder Association, brings attention to fat bias in our culture, and the ways that we as individuals can fight this problem.