Eating disorders are some of the most challenging and misunderstood types of mental illnesses. Common misconceptions of eating disorders are that they only affect women; they’re a choice, not a disease; and that a person must be severely underweight or skinny to have one.
When people think of care and treatment for mental illnesses, often times the more severe disorders such as depression or schizophrenia come to mind, and other lower-level chronic disorders get overlooked.
Just a simple thought for the day. Because your thoughts are powerful. They can affect your mood, how you experience things, whether you have a good day or a bad day and ultimately, what path you take - a positive or a negative one.
My playroom in preschool had an empty wheelchair for us to play with. It was usually occupied; everyone wanted to play in it because it was different. Even at four or five years old I was aware of the power it brought about.
The Unbreakable Father’s Day 5K run/walk is a major fundraiser for the charity, which has three main objectives: teen mental health advocacy, youth outreach and clinical support.
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