Monarch Cove Eating Disorder Treatment Center Blog

Monarch Cove Eating Disorder Treatment Center Blog

Edgy, accurate, informative, open. Monarch Cove’s blog aims to be all of this and more! Eating disorders are painful, and recovery is both challenging and extraordinary. Our blog is for those in recovery and those seeking help for all types of eating disorder. Our diverse blog topics are resources and guides for families, the wider community, and eating disorder professionals. Presenting the facts and the hope about eating disorders is part of keeping an open dialogue here at Monarch Cove. Join our blog conversations, share your comments and come back frequently!

Staff Spotlight: Jenn Edwards Returns to Castlewood at Monarch Cove

Welcome Back Jenn! Staff Spotlight:  Jennifer Edwards MA, LPCC (#2700), R-DMT- Clinical Director Your role at Castlewood at Monarch Cove: I am the Clinical director at Monarch Cove.  It is my role to support and guide our Monarch Cove team in deepening the therapeutic work of each of our clients. I am returning to Monarch Cove inspired and rejuvenated.   I have missed the team collaborative approach that truly is unique to Castlewood.  I really thrive when surrounded by the talented and dedicated staff that are inevitably attracted to Castlewood, and I have found the team at Monarch Cove to be no…

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5 Ways to Get Involved with National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Eating disorders are all too common—and they remain all too infrequently talked about. Although 30 million Americans will struggle with an eating disorder at some point in their lives, there’s so much stigma surrounding the subject that most of us still don’t feel comfortable broaching the subject publically. Yet, the absence of solid information about eating disorders means that many myths and misconceptions persist. As a result of this, many people who struggle with eating disorders don’t get the help they need. They don’t realize that treatment works, and that recovery can be attained. They don’t realize that they are…

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Eating Disorders and Heart Disease

A common misconception about mental health disorders is that they are “all in your head”—that is, that they don’t take a physical toll on the body. This could not be further from the truth. Medical research confirms time and time again that depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions can have an impact across your bodily systems, not just in your mind. Eating disorders are no different. An eating disorder, when not properly treated, can ravage the body in a number of ways—and that includes adverse impact on the heart. February is National Heart Month, a time when many medical…

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Myths About Bulimia Nervosa

Unless you have lived with bulimia nervosa yourself, it can be a difficult thing to understand. Meanwhile, the continued stigma surrounding eating disorders means that those who do have bulimia often don’t feel comfortable talking about it. As a result, myths and misinformation abound. Many people believe they have a handle on what bulimia is, and how it impacts body and mind, but in fact they’ve been misled by imbalanced media portrayals. Empathy begins with understanding, though, which is why we see it as important to speak bravely and openly about bulimia—and to dispel some of the most common myths…

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