Navigating Disordered Eating in Latinx/e Culture 

Navigating Disordered Eating in Latinx/e Culture 

“Latinx/e” is an inclusive term that rejects the gender binary whereas “Hispanic” refers to “people of Spanish-speaking origins.” Both terms generally refer to all ethnic groups in Latin America within the U.S and is often used to describe a population with a common cultural heritage and language.1    When considering the Latinx/e community, it is…

Intuitive Eating: A Promising Aid for Eating Disorder Treatment and Recovery  

Intuitive Eating: A Promising Aid for Eating Disorder Treatment and Recovery  

Eating disorders are harmful mental disorders highly prevalent worldwide, especially in women.1 A systematic literature review in 2018 found that the prevalence of eating disorders has increased from 3.5% in 2000-2006 to 7.8% in 2013-2018.1 The increased prevalence of eating disorders highlights a growing public health concern and a challenge for those providing treatment and…

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…