Mental Health

5 Things You Can Do to Begin Loving Your Body More

5 Things You Can Do to Begin Loving Your Body More By: Stephani Fenkanyn, Health Educator at BANA ______________________________________________________________________________ We hear it often: “Love yourself! Love your body! Be You!” But, do you sometimes come away from one saying these statements thinking: “Ok, but how? How do I cultivate this appreciation for my body?”

5 Things You Can Do to Begin Loving Your Body More2020-06-23T09:20:59-04:00

Fat Shaming: Problem or Solution?

Fat Shaming: Problem or Solution?  by Sara Dalrymple, RSW MSW BA Psych., BANA Clinical Therapist ____________________________________________________ Body shaming is the act of criticizing one’s overall body-appearance; more specifically, fat shaming is to criticize one’s weight/shape for being above-average, and for not meeting societal standards of a “beautiful weight”. Often this is done through passive

Fat Shaming: Problem or Solution?2020-06-16T15:10:01-04:00

Facing Your Fears: Gradual Exposure

Facing Your Fears: Gradual Exposure  by Sara Dalrymple, RSW MSW BA Psych., BANA Clinical Therapist ____________________________________________________ Throughout the decades of research on psychological techniques, one method for challenging anxiety that has shown to be effective and reliable is exposure. Very simply put, exposure is a means of facing your fears in a way that

Facing Your Fears: Gradual Exposure2020-05-27T13:17:17-04:00

You Mean Men Have Eating Disorders Too?

You Mean Men Have Eating Disorders Too?By Patrick Kelly, BANA Communications and Office Administrator____________________________________________________One of the greatest myths in Eating Disorders is that only women are affected. This common misconception can lead to boys and men  arriving to treatment later on in the development of the disorder.Historically, males with eating disorders have not received attention

You Mean Men Have Eating Disorders Too?2020-05-19T15:33:49-04:00

Answers To Your Top 5 Questions

Answers To Your Top 5 Questions By: Dana Dupuis, BANA Clinical Intake Worker _____________________________________________________________________________ *The following article is based off of BANAs clinical experience working with family and clients.  We also included information from the Academy of Eating Disorders* If you are reading this you are more than likely supporting a loved one or

Answers To Your Top 5 Questions2020-05-08T10:03:30-04:00

Digestive Issues & Eating Disorders: How to ease discomfort without obsessing

Digestive Issues & Eating Disorders: How to ease discomfort without obsessing By: Stephani Fenkanyn, Health Educator at BANA ______________________________________________________________________________ For many eating disorder (ED) clients, digestive difficulties are, unfortunately, something that they are dealing with in parallel with their eating disorder. In one study of ED clients, 90% reported abdominal distention and more than

Digestive Issues & Eating Disorders: How to ease discomfort without obsessing2020-05-07T07:57:17-04:00

Unhealthy vs. Healthy Exercise

Unhealthy vs. Healthy Exercise   By: Justine Van Herk Faculty Human Kinetics Master’s Student, University of Windsor ______________________________________________________________________________ Exercise is most often thought of as a healthy habit and associated with many mental and physical benefits. However, too much of anything can be harmful. This is why it is important to set boundaries and

Unhealthy vs. Healthy Exercise2020-04-20T07:35:39-04:00

Man Up – Finding Strength in Mental Illness

Man Up – Finding Strength in Mental Illness By: Patrick Kelly, Communications and Office Administrator at BANA ______________________________________________________________________________ Mental illness is not a sign of weakness.  It’s a legitimate, genuine and common medical issue, and everyone who suffers should feel comfortable seeking help. While both women and men share many of the same experiences

Man Up – Finding Strength in Mental Illness2020-04-16T08:01:46-04:00

Taking Care of Yourself During the COVID-19 Isolation

Taking Care of Yourself During the COVID-19 Isolation By: Stephani Fenkanyn, Health Educator at BANA ______________________________________________________________________________ Taking Care of Yourself During the COVID-19 Isolation By: Stephani Fenkanyn, Health Educator at BANA The outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) may be stressful. Fear and anxiety about the disease can be overwhelming and cause strong and triggering

Taking Care of Yourself During the COVID-19 Isolation2020-03-19T10:08:57-04:00

February Funk: Keeping Cool When It’s Cold

Content by Sara Dalrymple, RSW MSW BA Psych., BANA Clinical Therapist ______________________________________________________________________________ February Funk: Keeping Cool When It’s Cold We’ve all been there – fresh off the excitement of the holiday season, January and February roll in and slowly our mood starts to deteriorate. We begin to feel blue and lethargic, and long for

February Funk: Keeping Cool When It’s Cold2020-02-18T15:54:24-05:00