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Who’s At Your Table?

Posted on: 2/24/21
Posted by: Maggie

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NEDAwareness Week 2021 has arrived! Every year the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) raises awareness for eating disorders. This year’s theme, “Every Body Has a Seat at the Table,” draws much needed attention to marginalized communities...

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How My Mental Health Crisis Impacted My Health

Posted on: 2/24/21
Posted by: Vivian

In honor of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (February 22-28, 2021) we have a guest blogger, Vivian, who will talk about her experiences with disordered eating and a serious mental health episode during an especially difficult period in her life...

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My Worth is More Than My Weight

Posted on: 2/19/2021
Posted by: Leah

Trigger warning: Mentions of Binge-Eating Disorder, Weight-Shaming, Sexual Assault, & PTSD

As my mom tells it, when I was 6, I started ballet classes with my younger sister. After only a few weeks, I began displaying unhealthy behaviors, including unhealthy methods of exercise in our backyard. When asked, I calmly explained that we were “too fat to be ballerinas.” Even at such a young age...

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YA Blog Entries

  • Who’s At Your Table?

    NEDAwareness Week 2021 has arrived! Every year the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) raises awareness for eating disorders. This year’s theme, “Every Body Has a Seat at the Table,” draws much needed attention to marginalized communities. In honor of NEDAwareness Week 2021, I’m sharing who’s sitting at my table. I didn’t stick solely to individuals because I’ve found that the more support, the better. Recovery, support, and happiness can come in all forms.

  • How My Mental Health Crisis Impacted My Health

    In honor of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (February 22-28, 2021) we have a guest blogger, Vivian, who will talk about her experiences with disordered eating and a serious mental health episode during an especially difficult period in her life. 

  • My Worth is More Than My Weight

    Trigger warning: Mentions of Binge-Eating Disorder, Weight-Shaming, Sexual Assault, & PTSD

  • Reframing New Year’s Resolutions: A Conversation

    I’m so excited for this month’s blog entry, which is centered around New Year’s resolutions. I got to sit down and talk with Morgan, who sheds some light on the topic. Her insight on the topic is eye opening, while also being equally adaptable to each of our own individual lives. As we put 2020 behind us, this is a conversation you don’t want to miss...

  • Cold? Snowy? Icy? Rainy? Social Distancing Activities to Maintain Your Mental Health

    Being a young person living with a mental health condition, I find that I need to make a consistent effort to stay connected with others or my mental health suffers. This is even more important during stressful times such as the global pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, and even the approaching holidays. Unfortunately, COVID-19 can make it challenging to safely come together and receive this much needed support, especially as we enter the colder months.

  • 5 Ways Working Helps Me Manage My Mental Health Conditions

    October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. As someone with lived experience of a mental health condition and chronic illness, I can speak to the benefits of employment. Having a job is not only possible for those of us living with mental health conditions, it also can be a key component to our recovery. Here are five ways that my job has helped me manage my mental health condition and recovery...

  • Managing My Chronic Medical & Mental Health Conditions Amidst COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted our world in a multitude of ways, including our healthcare system. I find this aspect of the pandemic particularly challenging because I have multiple medical conditions that require regular and frequent treatment...

  • How I Use Lights to Manage My Mental Health and Brighten My Mood

    I am here today to shed some light (or lack thereof!) on how to survive the end of daylight saving time. Let’s face it—shorter days and less sunlight during the winter time takes a toll on one’s mental health...

  • Combating the Winter Blues: Getting Back on Track after the Holidays

    The hustle and bustle of the holidays are over, so now what?...

  • Classroom Friendly Coping Skills

    Hello again from Transitions ACR! This blog entry  focuses on healthy coping skills that students can use in a classroom setting, many of which may not require a reasonable accommodation. A healthy coping skill is something that helps me to deal with...

  • Holiday Self-care

    Holidays can be a difficult time for anyone. In some ways, they are a time of plenty and meaning, but they can also a be source of stress...

  • The Importance of Developing and Maintaining a Healthy Work/Life Balance When You Have Physical and Mental Health Conditions

    Hello from the Transitions ACR! I’m back again to discuss my personal experience with both medical and mental health conditions...

  • Accomodations in the Workplace

    Happy Spring from the Transitions ACR!

  • WORK TOOLS: TECH

    Hello again! This month’s topic is using technology as a tool to succeed in the workplace...

  • When Two Worlds Collide: Managing Physical and Mental Health Conditions at Work

    Hi, I’m a research staff at the Transitions ACR and I’m here to share a snippet of my experiences as a young adult with multiple medical and mental health conditions...

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