Negative Body Image and Eating Disorders

Negative Body Image and Eating Disorders

According to the National Eating Disorder Society, binge eating disorders are more prevalent in all minority groups.6 Negative body image can cause anxiety and shame and contribute to low self-esteem. People with high levels of body dissatisfaction are more likely to develop an eating disorder and feelings of depression and low self-esteem.5 Eating disorders are…

Taking a Deeper Dive: Bringing Awareness to National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month  

Taking a Deeper Dive: Bringing Awareness to National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month  

Every July, National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month is observed in the United States. This month aims to bring awareness to the unique mental health challenges and needs of racial and ethnic minority communities. A person’s mental health can influence how a person feels, thinks, acts, and navigates life’s everyday challenges. Mental health can include…

Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) Conference

Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) Conference

The Health Equity SIG Presents: Pilot of Appetite Awareness Intervention to Improve Weight Loss Maintenance for Racially Diverse Adults with Emotional Eating (SATISFY Study) The Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 44th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions happened in Phoenix, AZ, from April 26-29, 2023. The theme of the meeting was “Translating Science into Impact.” Meeting sessions…