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Category: Behavioral Health

DBT Skills for a New Season

Dialectical behavior therapy (or DBT) skills are a cornerstone component of clinical programming at Carolina House. We teach DBT skills at each level of care, and clients, staff, family, and friends all practice them. Many DBT techniques incorporate easy-to-remember acronyms. The Carolina House clinical team compiled a list of DBT refreshers as we move away … Read More

Back to School Recovery Tips

By Hannah Waspi, M.S., RD, LDN, and Erin Seymour, M.S., RD, LDN  Returning to school can be fun and exciting. It can also bring potential challenges to your recovery from an eating disorder.   First things first: Make sure you have set up appointments with your treatment team as they’ll help ease the transition back into your school schedule. Second, you might consider potential barriers that could keep you … Read More

How to Help a Loved One Who Is Struggling with an Eating Disorder

When someone you love is battling an eating disorder, the effects of the disorder can have an impact on everyone in the family. It can be hard to know how to support someone who is going through treatment for an eating disorder, because these illnesses are often misunderstood and are still highly stigmatized. But you … Read More

Alcohol Consumption: Just a Habit, or More?

Hi, All! Stephanie F. here (there are two of us, you know) to talk with you a bit about alcohol use and eating disorders. While many people think of Spring Break, New Year’s Eve, and football games when they think of alcohol consumption, more than 50% of individuals who struggle with eating disorders also abuse … Read More

Gender-Inclusive Residential Treatment: Breaking the Treatment Binary

Although this is an essay, allow me to start as I do in all my presentations, by listing my privileges: I am a white, straight, cisgender, allosexual, mostly able-bodied, mostly neurotypical, financially stable, well-educated person. These are all things that have made it much more possible for me to be where I am in life … Read More