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Weight Stigma Awareness Week: Recognize

Monday September 24 marks the beginning of Weight Stigma Awareness week for 2012! Today’s theme is Recognize. One of the missions of WSAW is to help everyone begin to recognize weight stigma or weight bias and its impact on our society. Each of us knows stories or has experienced weight stigma in our own lives. As part of this RECOGNIZE theme we wanted to list just a few of the ways we see weight stigma impact the world! Our society is obsessed with physical beauty and categorizes beauty as measured by thinness. The medical establishment often uses BMI to determine…

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National Suicide Prevention Week September 9-15, 2012

This week is the 38th Annual National Suicide Prevention Week. This week is an opportunity for all of us to speak out and reduce the stigma and shame associated with asking for help! Millions struggle with Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, and Addictions- all of which can lead to suicidal thoughts. By working together through awareness, promotion and education, we can reduce the incidence of suicides and prevent individuals from becoming suicidal. Castlewood proudly support Suicide Prevention Week and encourages everyone to reach out for support. Suicide Statistics: Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States with one suicide…

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Eating Disorders in “Older” Women

The International Journal of Eating Disorders recently published a new study which found that 62% of women age 50 and older surveyed said that weight negatively impacted their lives, 8% reported purging, and 70% said they were in the process of dieting or trying to lose weight.  This study illustrates what we in the field already know- Eating Disorders are not a disease of young women- they effect women and MEN of all ages. The study also illustrates that many factors contribute to the development of an eating disorder and late onset is not uncommon. Many men and women go…

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Castlewood Illustrates Personal Beauty in Recovery

The Ballwin-Ellisville Patch wrote a beatiful article about Castlewood, our clients, and the fight against Eating Disorder Stereotypes. Please check out the article or read below! The women at Castlewood Treatment Center are my friends. Sure, the first time I met them was last month. But they are just the kind of women who I think most anyone would want to surround themselves with: Intelligent, pretty, articulate and charming. They won’t, however, be meeting me at Starbucks later for girl talk or a quick latte and a movie. Instead, they’ll remain at Castlewood’s residential facilities, battling with a difficult combination of…

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Castlewood Featured Business

Castlewood was the featured business in the July Newsletter for our firm SEO.COM Client spotlight: Treatment center uses search marketing to find those who need help Previous patients from Castlewood testify that this treatment center doesn’t just save lives—they teach people how to live. Castlewood is a residential eating disorder treatment center that offers individualized programs to help clients change. In fact, the facility has been around for over ten years and now has two peaceful locations in Missouri dedicated to identifying, treating and resolving disorders for a longer lasting recovery. Before the Internet, potential patients found their treatment centers…

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Castlewood Response Statement

July 19, 2012 The following statement was today issued by Castlewood Treatment Center in response to media and other inquiries regarding a recent court filing: Whenever there is a lawsuit with publicity, others want to jump on the bandwagon.  Castlewood is known nationally and internationally for specializing in the treatment of anorexia and bulimia.  In addition, it is one of the few facilities that also specializes in eating disorders with post-traumatic stress disorder often caused by sexual abuse.  The Castlewood staff are leading experts in the field and lecture throughout the country to literally hundreds of thousands of professionals.  When…

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Men and Eating Disorders

The Huffington Post published an article recently on men with eating disorders which discusses the need for awareness, research, and treatment options. In the article Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D interviews Dr. Roberto Olivardio about the common misconceptions regarding males and eating disorders. They discuss the stigma associated with men who have eating disorders,  the barriers to treatment, and the necessary components of treatment. Click here to read the full article.  Research and literature regarding the treatment of men is limited and most eating disorder treatment centers still do not treat males. Castlewood is proud to specialize in the treatment of males with…

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America the Beautiful Part 2: Movie Screening a Success

Last Friday evening May 11, 2012- Castlewood sponsored a free screening of the movie America the Beautiful Part II in Monterey California. About 125 people attended the screening at Monterey Peninsula College which was followed by a panel discussion. Following the screening, Darryl Roberts, writer, producer and director as well as eating disorder experts from Castlewood answered questions and facilitated a discussion about eating disorders, body image, and societies obsession with dieting. Too see the full story visit the Monterey County Weekly news article.  As Castlewood expands into the Monterey/Pacific Grove area we plan to bring critical resources, education and eating disorder…

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Vogue editors agree to stop showing too-skinny models

This week Vogue announced that it will not longer knowingly show images of models who are below a healthy weight, “appear to have an eating disorder” or who are younger than 16. To see the full story on this initiative visit the Examiner. While Castlewood supports this initiative, I have to wonder if anything will really change? Vogue has failed to mention their guidelines for how they will choose who is at a healthy weight, or who “appears to have an eating disorder.” This begs the question, will those that struggle with purging or those at a healthy weight be…

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