Tag : Equity & Identity

Category: Equity & Identity

Not One More – Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2022

Not One More life lost to an eating disorder; this is our hope for the future and what Reasons is committed to strive for. Change happens when we have the hard conversation, collaborate together and take action. Reasons is honored for the opportunity to collaborate with the National Alliance for [...]

February 23, 2022|

Compliments That Count

“People don’t usually compliment your character.” – Taylor Swift When you think of a compliment, what are the first phrases that come to mind? For many of us, the compliments we typically hear sound something like: That outfit looks great on you! I love your hair. Have you lost weight? [...]

January 18, 2022|

Considering the Crossover of Eating Disorders and ADHD

October is ADHD Awareness Month, a perfect time to explore the intersection of ADHD and eating disorders. What is ADHD? Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological condition of self-regulation that has a profound impact on executive functioning. ADHD is a form of neurodiversity, along with other conditions like [...]

October 19, 2021|

Perfectionism and Eating Disorders

Perfectionism is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as “refusal to accept any standard short of perfection.” From a psychological perspective, Wikipedia defines perfectionism as “a broad personality style characterized by a person’s concern with striving for flawlessness and perfection… accompanied by critical self-evaluations and concerns regarding others’ evaluations.” While [...]

September 24, 2021|

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: Our Perspective

Suicide does not discriminate, and to prevent it, neither can we. #BeThere. September marks Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and it provides us with an opportunity to rally around the common goal of preventing suicide in our communities. The issues that divide us have received national headlines, but the issues that [...]

September 10, 2021|

Giving Mental Health a Voice at the Olympics and Beyond

The Tokyo summer Olympics were different in many ways. Set against the backdrop of a largely empty stadium with masked ceremonies, the impact of the pandemic remained fully in sight over more than two weeks of athletic feats. Athletes competed under unique circumstances dictated by public health and safety guidelines. [...]

September 1, 2021|

BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month

July is “Minority Mental Health Awareness Month,” an observance intended to shed light on mental health issues relevant to non-white populations. We’d like to leverage this observance as an opportunity to shed light on two things: the problematic word “minority” and the unique mental health issues that impact the Black, [...]

July 28, 2021|

The Importance of Intersectionality in Trauma-Informed Care

June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. This year, PTSD Awareness Month falls on the heels of an incredibly trying time. We’ve all endured a pandemic. As we touched on in a recent blog post, many people are grappling with individual experiences of PTSD or trauma in the [...]

June 28, 2021|

Men, Eating Disorders and Representation

In June, Men’s Health Month offers a unique opportunity to highlight health and wellness considerations related to men. Conditions like heart disease, prostate cancer, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and stroke are common topics during this month. Eating disorders and body image, on the other hand, are rarely topics of conversation. Eating disorders [...]

June 22, 2021|
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