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Come Jump Start Your Summer Castlewood’s 2015 Summer Intensive Offers Something for Everyone

Need a refresher on your summer break? Castlewood’s Summer Intensive Program offers the best in recovery support. We provide multiple options, including afternoon hours for those taking summer classes, and more structured support for those who opt to live in Castlewood’s transitional living apartments. Peer & Personal Support Not sure what to expect during our Summer Intensive? It is all about you and what you need to keep recovery on track or get it started. Summer is a great time to push away the stress of school or take a vacation from other obligations. This summer we’ll give you the…

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The New Airbrush

Recently an online essay highlighted a photo shoot of actress Ellen Barkin. The interesting part—the photos were shot from a #NoFilter perspective. Ellen stated bluntly “these dark circles under my eyes, I have them, that’s me.” Honest, authentic, #NoFilter. A quick snippet by the author also made an impression: “Confidence and being yourself, it’s the new airbrush.” #NoFilter is about positive body image. But it isn’t about beauty or ideas of beauty. At Castlewood, we want everyone to grab onto the #NoFilter campaign as a way to be fully authentic, and celebrate what his or her body can do for…

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#NoFilter Required

Focus on the real you, #NoFilter required. This empowering statement is making a difference, and it began right here at Castlewood Treatment Center in St. Louis. The #NoFilter movement has some close-to-home roots. We are honored to share the recovery journey of so many wonderful people and families. As both treatment professionals and fellow sojourners of life, it was painful to see how detrimental the filtering of photos and experiences can be. We started with a simple mall banner, primarily focusing on getting the word out to those who needed help with an eating disorder. As the conversations began, and…

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Castlewood Partners with The Alliance for Eating Disorder Awareness

This month, Castlewood announced a partnership with The Alliance for Eating Disorder Awareness that highlights Castlewood’s on-going #NoFilter campaign. Castlewood, in their partnership with The Alliance, will be promoting The Alliance’s 4rth annual “Celebrate Everybody” walk, which kicks off February 28th. The walk will also feature Castlewood’s ongoing and highly successful #NoFilter campaign that encourages individuals to embrace life, the good with the bad, and accept that we’re not perfect. To support that message, as part of the events at this year’s fundraising and awareness walk, participants will be able to step into a striking #NoFilter frame to take impromptu…

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Support Recovery and Community Theater

On November 7th 2014 at Mehlville High School Black Box, Recovery as Performance present the original play: I Remember Justine, the story of Mateo, a young man who meets a woman Justine, and his journey home. I Remember Justine utilizes the method of therapeutic theater expressing the struggles and insights shared from our individual stories in recovery. Through drama, the depth and transformation of personal ordeals can be actively explored and shared. Castlewood’s Laura Wood has been participating with this project helping attendants to share through drama and storytelling the feelings and resonance of their experience. “Putting on a play…

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Castlewood Golf Tournament Raises $30,000 For Project HEAL

Project HEAL, a not-for-profit organization that offers scholarship assistance for eating disorder treatment to people who cannot afford it, has added more than $30,000 to its coffers, thanks to Castlewood Treatment Center’s highly successful inaugural golf tournament.  Castlewood matched the $30,000 proceeds, thus doubling the funds available to help people who need life-saving treatment for their eating disorders. Funds can be used to underwrite the cost of treatment or to help family members travel to Castlewood to participate in their loved one’s program. More than 80 golfers took part in the event, which included an award dinner and a silent…

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Spots Still Available For Castlewood Charity Golf Tournament

It’s not too late to join the fun of enjoying a round of golf at one of the St. Louis area’s finest courses while supporting Castlewood’s First Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Project Heal, a not-for-profit organization that provides scholarships for people who need life-saving treatment for eating disorders but cannot afford the cost. More than 80 golfers already have registered for the tournament, which will be held Monday, October 6, at Fox Run Golf Club in Eureka, Missouri. Various levels of participation are available. Details are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/castlewood-golf-tournament-benefiting-project-heal-tickets-11541191013 The day full of activities begins with a 10:30 a.m.…

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The Curious Case of the Stress Phantom

The Curious Case of the Stress Phantom

How good are you at recognizing when you are under stress? Or do you find it easier to recognize stress in others? And what about the phantom-like stress that goes unnoticed, but slowly causes the resurfacing of anxiety or problematic eating behaviors? If you are heading off to college this fall, we can help you anticipate many stressful situations that may come up, or be swimming under the surface, during these last few lazy summer days. What to Do About College-Bound Stress Stress can be good or bad. The excitement of increased independence at college is a positive stress for…

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Castlewood’s First Annual Golf Tournament

Castlewood’s First Annual Golf Tournament

Castlewood Treatment Center is pleased to announce that it will hold its first ever golf tournament later this year, scheduled for October 6, 2014. The event will take place at the Fox Run Golf Club in Eureka, Missouri, and will raise funds for treatment scholarships for Project Heal. Project Heal is a nonprofit organization that provides much-needed grants for individuals with eating disorders. The organization focuses its efforts on those that do not have the resources to pay for treatment and who might not otherwise get the help they need. Project Heal not only awards scholarships for eating disorder treatment,…

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Staying Strong – Demi Lovato - A Role Model and Advocate for Eating Disorder Strugglers

Staying Strong – Demi Lovato: A Role Model and Advocate for Eating Disorder Strugglers

Demi Lovato made her childhood acting debut in Barney & Friends and has gone on to pave her way in the entertainment industry as an actress and platinum-selling musical recording artist.  And, now she also adds inspirational author to her resume.  To those suffering from substance addiction and other mental health challenges -such as eating disorders – Lovato has come to stand for so much more. She is a fighter, survivor, mentor, advocate and role model. Lovato is tirelessly working to encourage women to speak up about their inner struggles with body image, and to help remove the stigma associated…

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