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PTSD Awareness and Advocacy: Chicago’s Efforts to Break the Stigma

PTSD Awareness and Advocacy: Chicago’s Efforts to Break the Stigma

October 24, 2023 springsource

In the bustling city of Chicago, there are many people who suffer silently with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This issue quietly affects many communities, causing lasting pain that doesn’t discriminate based on background or status. Even in such a vibrant city like Chicago, people can still feel alone in their pain when it goes […]

Qualities to Look for in a Chicago Eating Disorder Therapist and Classifications of Disorders in the DSM-5

Qualities to Look for in a Chicago Eating Disorder Therapist and Classifications of Disorders in the DSM-5

October 21, 2023 springsource

In the vibrant city of Chicago, with its bustling energy and diverse population, there are many options for individuals seeking professional guidance from a therapist.  Yet, how can one discern the most fitting specialist, which is particularly important when treating a specific condition such as an eating disorder? The journey to recovery requires a trusted […]

The Vital Role of Eating Disorder Therapists in Chicago

The Vital Role of Eating Disorder Therapists in Chicago

September 2, 2023 springsource

In a bustling metropolis like Chicago, the pressure to maintain the “perfect” body image is amplified by societal expectations, media portrayals, and even the competitive work environment. But what happens when the quest for a healthy lifestyle becomes an obsession, leading to a complicated relationship with food and one’s body?  That’s where eating disorder therapists […]

An Ageless Affliction: The Increasing Prevalence of Eating Disorders in Adults

An Ageless Affliction: The Increasing Prevalence of Eating Disorders in Adults

August 8, 2023 springsource

Introduction Eating disorders have long been associated with the young, especially teenagers. However, recent studies show that eating disorders, an ageless affliction, are rising among older adults. The results may surprise you, but they emphasize the need for increased awareness and understanding of this issue across all age groups. An Ageless Affliction: Understanding Eating Disorders […]

Chicago Therapists Spotlight Techniques for Anxiety Management

Chicago Therapists Spotlight Techniques for Anxiety Management

July 17, 2023 springsource

Key Takeaways Technique 1: Conscious Grounding Many of us live in our heads, frequently consumed by past regrets or future worries. Conscious Grounding offers an effective antidote to this pervasive mental entanglement. According to a 2018 study by the Meridian University-Bay Area Center, Conscious Grounding, also known as Grounding, has significantly reduced anxiety symptoms. After […]

Challenging Dieting Myths: How Fad Diets Contribute to Eating Disorders

Challenging Dieting Myths: How Fad Diets Contribute to Eating Disorders

June 14, 2023 springsource

In today’s society, pursuing the “perfect” body has become an obsession for many. Fad diets promise quick and easy weight loss, enticing individuals with the prospect of achieving their desired physique. However, these diets often come with hidden costs. In this article, we will explore how fad diets are a risk factor for eating disorders. […]

Why Perfect is Not Always the Best: The Dangers of Perfectionism in Eating Habits

Why Perfect is Not Always the Best: The Dangers of Perfectionism in Eating Habits

June 5, 2023 springsource

Introduction In today’s society, there is often a strong emphasis on perfection and attaining flawless standards in various aspects of life. Unfortunately, this obsession with perfection can extend to eating habits and lead to detrimental consequences, particularly among children and adolescents.  As parents of children with eating disorders search for answers and help, it is […]

Men’s Unique Mental Health Needs: Understanding and Addressing Them

Men’s Unique Mental Health Needs: Understanding and Addressing Them

May 22, 2023 springsource

Mental health is critical to our overall well-being, yet it is often overlooked or stigmatized in men. While mental health concerns affect everyone, men often face unique challenges and struggles that can impact their mental well-being. This article will explore some of men’s unique mental health needs and discuss ways to address and overcome them. […]

Men’s Next Steps in Mental Health Care

Men’s Next Steps in Mental Health Care

May 5, 2023 springsource

It Is Ok to Not Be Ok…Now What?  Men’s Next Steps in Mental Health Care Mental health has traditionally been an overlooked topic among men and male-identified individuals, and at times the subject is even actively avoided. Previous generations have passed down an attitude towards mental health among men that includes shame, embarrassment, and weakness […]