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13 Reasons Why Sparks Discussion about Teen Suicide

13 Reasons Why is a fictional Netflix series that chronicles the events that led a 17-year-old high school student to commit suicide. Narrated by Hannah, the girl who took her own life, the series has become a pop culture phenomenon – and has sparked significant controversy. Many medical groups, mental health experts and parents have…

I Am Alive Today Because Of Rosewood

Yesterday was my anniversary of the day that I entered Rosewood in 2014. At that time I had no idea that I would be a pretty much be a part of Rosewood until Sept 2015. I entered a very very sick, sad, insecure hopeless person. This was the end of the road for me. My…

Rosewood Gave Me Light, Hope, And Strength

“Thank you.” Really, I mean it. Today in therapy I got in touch with emotions I’ve been ignoring for awhile now. Thursday was hard and I didn’t understand why. It was exactly 1 year since I left Rosewood, I should have been so proud of myself, but all I felt was guilt and sadness. But…

How I Found Peace And Freedom From My Eating Disorder

Rosewood and treatment in general was something I was insanely skeptical about. I thought an eating disorder was just a way of life for some people. I figured once you have one, you are stuck with it. And also in my distorted thinking I thought my eating disorder was kind of healthy and my compulsive…

Recovery Looks Different For Everyone

The minute I finally accepted that recovery looks different for everyone, I was able to find a lot more freedom in the process. My entire life has been a victim of perfectionism and within that: insecurity, feelings of unworthiness, and a lot of shame in my own process. I truly believed recovery was just not…

How Coaches Can Help Prevent Eating Disorders in Athletes

How Coaches Can Help Prevent Eating Disorders in Athletes

For a young athlete, one of the most important figures in their lives is their coach. Coaches have the ability to inspire athletes to perform on the field, and to encourage them to live up to their potential off the field. But with that influence comes responsibility. Coaches are often in the best position to…