1. Announcement: Canopy Cove Is Now an In-Network Provider with Aetna Insurance

    Great news for customers of Aetna Insurance who need residential eating disorder treatment: Canopy Cove is now an in-network provider with Aetna. The Difficulty Of Getting Insurance Coverage For Eating Disorder Treatment Finding an eating disorder treatment center that’s covered by your insurance isn’t always easy. However, when a patient is at the point in their eating disorder where resident…Read More

  2. Does Medicare or Medicaid provide coverage for Eating Disorder Treatment?

    If you are looking for residential treatment for an Eating Disorder and have Medicare or Medicaid as your insurance provider, the search can be extremely frustrating. You are likely to find yourself calling center after center only to be told, ‘We don’t accept Medicare or Medicaid”. The good news is that there may be an option for getting coverage. Read below to learn the tips and techniques…Read More

  3. Self-Harm and Eating Disorders

    Approximately 25 percent of individuals who suffer from eating disorders like Anorexia, Bulimia or Binge Eating Disorder also participate in self-harming behavior. In many cases, a loved one will first learn about the self-harming behavior and then learn that an eating disorder is also present. Self-injury, also called self-harm, is the act of deliberately harming one’s own body, examples includ…Read More

  4. 7 Signs that Residential Eating Disorder Treatment Is Needed

    Research shows that early and adequate intervention leads to the best clinical outcomes when treating Eating Disorders. According to The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, without treatment, up to twenty percent (20%) of people with serious eating disorders die. With treatment, that number falls to two to three percent (2-3%). While some individuals benefit in an ou…Read More

  5. How to Talk to your Daughter About Her Eating Disorder

    How to Talk to Your Daughter About an Eating Disorder If you have a daughter who you suspect might be struggling with an eating disorder, it’s hard to know where to start the conversation. It can feel as if you’re walking on eggshells—on one hand you want to address the problem, and on the other, you fear that you could say the wrong thing and exacerbate it. Nothing hurts worse than seeing y…Read More

  6. The Importance of Seeking Treatment (again)

    After  Eating Disorder treatment ends there can be times when a stressor can become overwhelming and cause a return to the familiar patterns of the Eating Disorder. If symptoms re-appear it’s important to seek support early to prevent the Eating Disorder thoughts and patterns from becoming entrenched. A return for treatment provides an important opportunity to reinforce the coping skills that w…Read More

  7. 12 Things People Don’t Understand About Eating Disorders

    Way to go BuzzFeed for educating people on Eating Disorders! It’s always encouraging to see Eating Disorder Awareness discussed in the mainstream media. The below list of “12 Things People Don’t Understand About Eating Disorders” recently appeared in BuzzFeed. Educating people by removing sterotypes will allow more people to seek help when they realize an Eating Disorder has impacted thei…Read More

  8. “Don’t Manipulate Our Perceptions of Real Beauty”

    After a decade of promoting “Real Beauty” Dove wanted to raise the stakes. They did this by finding a very creative way of speaking directly to those who are responsible for manipulating our perceptions including Art Directors, Graphic Designers, and Photo Retouchers. The activist group asked, “How can we catch these people in the act and get them to reconsider?” The answer? “By disguisi…Read More

  9. Standing Ovation for Eating Disorder Survivor

    Twenty-two-year-old Kelly Yantzer gave a speech earlier this month at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America conference in the Ramkota Hotel on her long, intense struggle through addiction and eating disorders.  Yantzer spoke from the heart about her recovery from the eating disorder that has controlled her life since the seventh grade. Not only did she make them laugh, she made them…Read More

  10. “Please continue to help yourself” Reflections from an Eating Disorder Therapist

    The following comments  were made by Dr. Lynda Brogdon, Founder of Canopy Cove Eating Disorder Treatment Center.  For the last 25 years, Dr. Brogdon has worked with Adolescents and Adults who are struggling with an Eating Disorder. The heartfelt gift of working with our clients is watching them regain their lives bit by bit; actually tasting food and enjoying it, smelling a flower and smiling, …Read More