Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are illnesses that consist of abnormal eating behaviors that can lead to negative consequences in physical, emotional, and mental health. They can be caused by biological, psychological, and environmental factors. The three most common types of eating disorders that can be life-threatening with negative health results are: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder. Anorexia nervosa encompasses constant fear of weight gain…

Victims of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is any physical or sexual assault, or other form of abusive behavior from one intimate partner against another, living in marriage or cohabitation. There are numerous reports of victims in domestic violence every day. Many victims live in silence- fearful or shameful of disclosing the abuse in their lives. Often times when incidents of homicide or abuse are disclosed to the public, neighbors…

Mindfulness to Reduce Anxiety Symptoms in Teenagers

Mindfulness to Reduce Anxiety Symptoms in Teenagers The surmounting pressures on teenagers increase as American society becomes more and more competitive. Teenagers can feel pressured to perform not only in school, but also at home by parents. Adding to this, is social media, which can exacerbate feelings of anxiety as photo-shopped images of flawless faces with perfect fit bodies appear all over Instagram feeds. These…