Posts by jvargas

The COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on Adolescent Mental Health

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Although the worst days of COVID-19 seem to be behind us, the impacts of the global pandemic will still be felt for years to come. This is especially true when it comes to the adolescent generation’s mental health, including those individuals struggling with eating disorders. At Hidden River, we rely on the latest research on…

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Family Involvement in Eating Disorder Treatment at Hidden River

family involvement in eating disorder treatment

Eating disorders are challenging – not only for the individual experiencing the condition but also their family members. It’s hard to watch a loved one struggle with their mental and physical health. It can be tempting to jump in and try to convince them to change their ways. At times, though, this response can be…

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Digital Self-Harm Among Adolescents

digital self-harm among adolescents

It’s long been known that the internet has both benefits and detriments, especially for children, adolescents, and young adults. Social media’s rise in popularity over the past decade means that our youth now engage with various online platforms from the time they can read and navigate an app – which means, by the time that…

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Learn More About the Admissions Process at Hidden River

First impressions are important, especially at eating disorder treatment centers. When an individual feels safe, welcome, and comfortable at the start of treatment, it can make a world of difference. We recognize that entering a treatment program can be stressful. Opening up to strangers isn’t exactly natural. Meeting new people may be exhausting. Undergoing assessments…

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Hidden River Supports Eating Disorder Awareness Week

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Our friends at the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) created Eating Disorder Awareness Week nearly 20 years ago, when they came together to prevent anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.  This year, Eating Disorder Awareness Week will take place from February 27th to March 5th. According to National Today, eight percent of the population has an…

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Eating Disorder Recovery in the New Year

eating disorder recovery in the new year

Despite what New Year’s resolution enthusiasts will tell you, every day is a good day to start a new habit. Goals set as New Year’s resolutions get a lot of credit for successful lifestyle changes, especially improvements in eating or exercising practices. While it’s great that healthy eating and regular exercise get the attention they…

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The History of Hidden River’s Property

history of hidden river property

The history of Hidden River tells a special story. More than one family has chosen Hidden River as their preferred eating disorder treatment program because of its beauty, visual splendor, and timeless aesthetic. Looking around the grounds, you can’t help but feel settled in a more simple time, especially when cozied around a warm fireplace.…

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Passing the Torch: Hidden River’s Leadership Team

Life at Hidden River is especially busy right now! We are excited to announce three significant updates within our leadership team.  Dr. Ken Willis, Founder – Chief Medical Officer Emeritus Following several decades of providing care, our Founder Dr. Ken Willis has transitioned into a new role as our Founder – Chief Medical Officer Emeritus.…

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The Connection Between Eating Disorders and Suicide

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a time when individuals, organizations, and communities across the country work together to decrease the stigma that suicide often carries and bring awareness to its devastating impact. Statistics show that suicide is one of the top causes of death for young people aged 10 to 24. It is the…

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