National Eating Disorders Association

Movember is an annual event that takes place in November, during which men around the world grow mustaches to raise awareness about men’s health issues, particularly prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health problems.

The November movement encourages men, known as “Mo Bros,” to start the month clean shaven and then grow and maintain a mustache throughout November in order to signify a commitment to men’s health.

It is that familiar time of year when many of my young adult patients are returning from their summer eating disorder treatment. They find that in working with their discharge planner, they are now faced with the choice to either go back to college or take time off for their recovery.

It’s August! Excited to return to school? Dreading returning to school? Maybe a little of both? 

College is an exciting time, but many of the things that make it feel so exciting (independence, social life, lots of class options, etc) can also make it feel stressful and daunting at times. When I started college, I was overwhelmed with the pressure to do it all; get perfect grades, have a vibrant social life, pack my schedule to the brim, and do it all in a way that appeared effortless.