Holidays in Rehab – The Best Gift

It’s the holidays—the time for pageants at church and school, traditions, office parties, and family responsibilities. At Sanford Behavioral Health (Sanford), we understand that those with substance use disorders, eating disorders, and mental health conditions try to find reasons to put off getting treatment. Of course, the holidays present the ultimate excuse, no matter whether […]

The Double Stigma of Men and Eating Disorders

According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), 6.6 million males in the U.S. will be affected by an eating disorder at some point in their lives. Like their female counterparts, men and boys across all demographics and cultures are affected by eating disorders. However, males diagnosed with eating disorders have a double stigma to […]

Family Gatherings with an Eating Disorder – Tips from Dr. Flores

Family gatherings can be challenging for those in eating disorder recovery, especially during the holidays. We sat down with Dr. Anna Flores,  Doctor of Clinical Nutrition on staff at Sanford Comprehensive Treatment for Eating Disorders (Sanford CTED). She gives us valuable tips on managing eating disorder recovery during the holidays, into the New Year, or […]

The Parallels Between OCD and Eating Disorders

  Last week was OCD Awareness Week, and we sat down with Sanford Comprehensive Treatment for Eating Disorders (Sanford CTED) Lori Kehoe, MA, to discuss the parallels between OCD and eating disorders. Studies show that individuals with eating disorders have 11 –  69% higher rates of OCD, and those with OCD have a 10 – […]

What is Outpatient Eating Disorder Treatment?

Sanford Behavioral Health offers comprehensive outpatient eating disorder treatment in Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan. Our telehealth programs, which encompass treatment, family, and alumni support, serve all of Michigan and beyond. Our team of highly trained professionals is dedicated to helping individuals learn healthy coping mechanisms and develop a positive relationship with food and their bodies. […]

Insatiable Hunger – Eating + Substance Use Disorders

According to the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), up to 50% of those with eating disorders also use drugs or alcohol. This is a rate five times higher than the general public. For those with an alcohol or drug dependency, up to 35% also have an eating disorder, a rate 11 times greater than the […]

Preventing Eating Disorders – A Parent’s Guide

At Sanford Comprehensive Treatment for Eating Disorders (Sanford CTED), we work directly with pediatricians to individualize care for our clients under 18. If our young clients have not visited their pediatrician, we refer them for an assessment and recommendation. We do this to complete their lab work and request an EKG and a full physical. […]

Join Us – Free CEU Eating Disorder Summit

Please join us for an in-person Eating Disorder Summit, on April 13, 2023, in Midland, Michigan. Thank you to our CEU partner, My Michigan Health, who provides 6 Social Work CEUs for the event.  We have gathered a multi-disciplinary team of professionals to discuss all aspects of eating disorder treatment and recovery. The summit is […]

Eating Disorder Awareness – Best of Gail Hall, LMSW, DCSW, CEDS-S

  It seems fitting that Gail Hall, LMSW, DCSW, CEDS-S, is retiring during National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Gail has been a therapist treating eating disorders and an eating disorder advocate since 1986. She founded Comprehensive Treatment for Eating Disorders (CTED) in 1998. Gail sold her practice to Sanford Behavioral Health two years ago, staying […]

Eating Disorder Awareness – 5 Questions for Dr. Anna Flores

In honor of Eating Disorder Awareness Week (February 27 – March 5, 2023), I took the opportunity to discuss a few key points on eating disorders with my colleague Dr. Anna Flores, DCN, MScN, CNSc. You do not need to be an expert on eating disorders to help prevent or recognize one of these potentially […]