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In Memory of Christine Hartline- Founder of EDreferral.com

Christine Hartline, the founder of EDReferral passed away in late March from a long battle with breast cancer. In honor of Christine who gave so much to so many, particularly in the field of eating disorders, through her commitment of time, energy, knowledge and passion, the Christine Hartline FUND FOR ED Treatment had been created. The fund was the idea of many of Christine’s colleagues including Carolyn Costin, Sharon Peterson, Johanna Kandel, Gail Schoenbach, Lisa Kantor, and Kathleen MacDonald. We are thankful to Kevin, Christine’s husband, for allowing us to offer this opportunity for people to remember Christine. The fund is…

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Missouri Legislation for Eating Disorders

A letter from the Missouri Psychologists Association regarding potential legislation: We continue to make progress on HB 1509 (Sponsor: Rep. Stream) which would mandate coverage for eating disorders by private insurers in Missouri. I am meeting with a representative from the National Eating Disorders Association who has been working with Rep. Stream on the legislation from the beginning. We will be covering both the clinical evidence that would support this legislation but also the financial evidence that would make this a cost-effective measure.  If you have a moment, please contact your state representative and tell him/her that you support HB 1509…

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New Step Down House Opens!

Castlewood Treatment Center is proud to announce that our new Step- Down House is open for residents!! This new residence is available for those clients participating in either our Day Treatment or our Step Down PHP programs.  Current clients moved into the new facility and are enjoying the brand new bedrooms, community space and ambiance that only Castlewood can provide. The house has 8 beds, a conference room, and a lower level group space. This group space will provide more room for family weeks and workshops. Not only do our clients benefit from this new beautiful space, but our Family…

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Teen Voices Magazine

Teen Voices is a magazine created by and for young women. The mission of Teen Voices is to support and educate teen girls to amplify their voices and create social change through media. Teen Voices was founded in 1988 by two “young”  women in Cambridge, Massachusetts who believed in the power of girls and young women to create social change through writing and art. Their vehicle of choice was the production and publication of Teen Voices, a four-color, glossy magazine by, for, and about teen girls. “Our work with teen girls over the past twenty years tells us that media created by, for, and…

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Tumblr to ban Pro-ED Blogs

Tumblr announced today that it will now start banning any blogs or content that is Pro-Eating Disorder or Pro- Self Injury.   Mark Coatney from Tumblr expects several thousand pages to be taken down as a result of this new initiative. Tumblr will also provide information and resources for those who search for pro-ana or pro-mia tags or key words.  This is a positive step toward encouraging healthy and accurate information on social media platforms.  For more information please visit the full BBC news article. What are other Social Media Sites doing about Eating Disorder information?  Facebook doesn’t allow the…

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Open Letter to Dr. Oz

In a recent Bradenton Herald editorial, Lisa Kantor, JD shared her concerns about an episode of the Dr. Oz show regarding Eating Disorders. The title of the episode was “Dying to be Thin: Meet the Skinniest Women in America” and according to Kantor “perpetuated myths about the disease and provided harmful information to millions.” Episodes such as this one are aired under the guise of Eating Disorder Awareness or prevention. However, the unintended effect is to glamorize Eating Disorder and perpetuate myths about the disease.  Myths such as that only those with Anorexia or who are below weight are at…

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Alumni Follow Up Program

Castlewood is pleased to announce that we have implemented an Alumni follow up program for all clients that discharge from our programs.  Castlewood is committed to our alumni and it our goal to help ease the transition back into living and the assist in the recovery process. Our new Alumni Relations staff member- Nancy Finefield will be following up with clients 1 month post discharge and  at 1 month intervals for 6 months post discharge. Currently she is contacting all clients that have discharged in the last 3 months.  The goal of this program is to assess clients progress post…

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Castlewood Announces New Insurance Contract

Castlewood Treatment Center is committed to helping those that suffer with Eating Disorders have affordable access to treatment. We are currently in network with many of the nation’s leading insurance providers.  We are continually seeking additional insurance contracts to provide quality care through various insurance payers. Castlewood is pleased to announce that we are now in-network with Multiplan. Founded in 1980, MultiPlan is the nation’s oldest and largest supplier of independent, network-based cost management solutions. We have almost 900,000 healthcare providers under contract, an estimated 57 million consumers accessing our network products, and 110 million claims processed through our networks…

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Screening for Mental Health – National ED Screening Program

The National Eating Disorders Screening Program (NEDSP) is implemented during Eating Disorders Awareness Week and was held for the first time on more than 600 college campuses February 5-11, 1996. This year over 130 colleges and universities are offering the NEDSP in -person screening events and approximately 350 schools currently offer a customized eating disorder online screening program. Each NEDSP event allows students to take an eating disorder screening, receive educational materials and resources and talk to a professional; all anonymously. 

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Eating Disorders in the Military

In a recent ABC new article, A West Point graduate shares her struggle with an Eating Disorder. This article highlights the increasing prevalence of eating disorders in the military. One study suggested that the diagnosis of eating disorders among service members doubled from 1998 to 2006, although the number remained relatively small. The military, much like professional sports, appears to be an environment where eating disorders are more likely to develop.  The environment cultivates severe pressures to attain and maintain peak physical condition marked with regular weigh-ins. For those who are already at risk or have disordered eating this environment may push…

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