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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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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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Jenni Schaefer

Jenni Schaefer suffered from an eating disorder for most of her adolescence and early adulthood. She now dedicates herself to speaking internationally about recovery from Eating Disorders and how to really live a life in full recovery. Jenni has changed the face of advocacy for Eating Disorders, as well as redefined the recovery process and for that we at Castlewood, salute her. In her most recent book, Goodbye Ed, Hello Me: Recover from Your Eating Disorder and Fall in Love with Life (McGraw-Hill), Jenni helps illuminate the process of moving from just being in recovery to living a full and balanced life. This…

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Binge Eating and Depression linked in Teenage Girls

According to an article on Medical News Today, a recent study was conducted on the correlation between depression and binge eating in teenage girls. The study found that adolescents who struggle with depression are 2 times more likely to develop binge eating habits than girls who are not depressed. The researchers are suggesting that “Binge eating prevention initiatives should consider the role of depressive symptoms, and incorporate suggestions for dealing with negative emotions.” This article and research illuminates a concept very familiar to those of us that have been treating eating disorders for years. Depresssion, negative self image, self hate, shame,…

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Film- America the Beautiful Part 2- Coming to St. Louis

CASTLEWOOD TO SPONSOR ST LOUIS PREMIERE OF AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL 2: THE THIN COMMANDMENTS Date & Time: Monday November 28, 2011 at 7:00 PM Location: Tivoli Landmark Theater: 6350 Delmar Boulevard  St. Louis, MO 63130 To purchase Tickets: Click here  Award-winning director Darryl Roberts, in a follow-up to “America The Beautiful”, raises the question, “Is America missing the mark in it’s fight against obesity and pursuit of thinness and causing collateral damage in the process?” Robert’s witty exploration of America’s obesity crises and our unhealthy obsession with dieting takes the audience on a journey through the pitfalls and triumphs with his own weight…

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Weight Stigma Awareness Week

The Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) is sponsoring Weight Stigma Awareness Week this September 26-30, 2011. What is Weight Stigma? Weight Stigma is bullying, teasing, negative body language, harsh comments, discrimination, or prejudice based upon a person’s body size. Weight Stigma is something that shames and hurts many people (of all shapes and sizes) and it is time to spread awareness by talking about it! Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders supports BEDA in this important week and encourages others to get the word out about Weight Stigma. We encourage everyone to blog, tweet, facebook, about how weight stigma has effected you…

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Fat Talk Free Week:

Over 10 million women struggle with eating disorders in United States alone. Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders is committed to the comprehensive treatment of all types of eating disorders. Castlewood supports any community effort that works to combat the development and maintenance of the eating disorder mentality. Delta Delta Delta Sorority sponsors a week each year to promote healthy body image and combat “fat talk.” Fat talk is anything that we say about ourselves or others in pursuit of the thin ideal. This can be  as simple as asking the age old question, Do I look fat in this?…

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Castlewood II Featured in Saint Louis Business Journal

Castlewood’s expansion to an additional Residential treatment facility, Castlewood II was featured in the Saint Louis Business Journal this last month. You can check out a portion of the article by clicking the link below. The entire article can be viewed by those subscribing to the business journal. We are so excited about Castlewood II and cannot wait to open! Saint Louis Business Journal

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Jess Weiner: Creating a Nation of Confident Women and Girls

At Castlewood, we are always looking for new information and websites that empower women to believe in themselves and overcome any obstacles they may face. This website by Jess Weiner does just that. This is website is all about developing a culture of women who love their bodies, who encourage one another, and challenges the “diet mentality.” You can find inspiring posts about other women who are changing how the world and our culture view women. Jess is also an activist for young girls and helps them to LOVE themselves and their bodies. On this website you can give advice…

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