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For Eating Disorder Awareness, Change Happens #1LifeAtATime

As children, we are taught that a single person can make a big difference. That’s a good lesson, but it’s one that often proves hard to retain as we hit adulthood. In this big, scary world, it can be hard to really believe in the power of one—especially in the face of something as difficult as an eating disorder. Yet, even with regard to eating disorders and other mental health crises, a single life can make all the difference in the world. In fact, it is our belief at Castlewood at The Highlands that if we can educate a single…

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Castlewood at The Highlands’ Summer Refocus Program

Traditionally, summer has been a season associated with rest and relaxation, with vacation and leisure. For many, though, the summer is a good time to buckle down on important or long-neglected work—including, in some cases, the hard work of eating disorder recovery. That is ultimately, what Castlewood at The Highlands’ Summer Refocus Program is all about: We want to help you focus on your health, your wellness and your recovery. Whether you have been in eating disorder recovery for a while, and need to renew your focus, or you are approaching recovery for the very first time, this is a…

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Castlewood at The Highlands to Celebrate National Eating Disorder Awareness Week with Special Events

To commemorate National Eating Disorder Awareness Week—taking place February 21 through February 27—Castlewood at The Highlands will facilitate special events and panel discussions throughout Alabama. These include collaborations with Oliver-Pyatt Treatment Center and the Re*Vive Program, and events to be held at Samford University, the University of Montevallo, and Mountain Brook High School.

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Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in Alabama

Valentine’s Day is a day for love, a day for romance—in short, a day for magic. Funnily enough, Birmingham, Alabama is often called The Magic City. And sure enough, Birmingham has plenty of festive, romantic venues for you to cherish your Valentine. Plan something really special with your significant other, then. Take him or her somewhere in Birmingham you’ve never been before, somewhere a bit more exotic than your typical dinner-and-a-movie date night. We’ve got five great Birmingham establishments that we’d encourage you to check out: The Birmingham Museum of the Arts: Take your date somewhere upscale, somewhere cultured—somewhere you…

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28 Acts of Kindness

You may not know it, but February is when people around the world celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week. But here’s what we say: Random acts of kindness are good for both the giver and the recipient. So why should they be limited to a single week? We’re going to give you an entire month’s worth of kind acts to perform… one for each day in February, and then an extra one for Leap Day! Feel free to add some of your own. Tell someone you know how much you love and appreciate them. Take flowers to the nurses at…

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Art & Eight Irons: Castlewood’s First Charity Golf Tournament a Success!

On October 6th, Castlewood’s inaugural charity golf tournament raised over $30,000 for Project HEAL. Project HEAL provides grants to people with eating disorders who are unable to pay for treatment through other means. Project HEAL is a beautiful homage to the power of recovery. The creators and founders of this not-for-profit organization? Two teenagers who were themselves in recovery from an eating disorder. They recognized the need, and then took the most important step; they acted on it. Over 80 golfers took part in this year’s Castlewood Charity Golf Tournament at Fox Run Golf Club in Eureka, MO. In addition…

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The Highlands’ Staff Invited to Speak at Prestigious Conference

The Highlands’ Staff Invited to Speak at Prestigious Conference

If you work professionally in any are of health care, you are familiar with The Joint Commission. For those who aren’t, The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies over 20,000 national health care organizations and programs. Being accredited by The Joint Commission assures the public that the care they receive is based on best practices and designed to meet specific patient safety goals. Castlewood Treatment Centers and The Highlands are extremely proud to announce that Dr. Nicole Siegfried, PhD, CEDS and Dr. Mary Bartlett, PhD, LPC-CS, NCC, CFLE have been invited to present at the…

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Tennessee and Kentucky Meet & Greet

            Come meet Dr. Nicole Siegfried, Clinical Director, and Dana Suitor, Marketer, for networking and to learn more about Castlewood at The Highlands. Meet & Greet with appetizers: 5/12 Monday- Flemings Prime Steakhouse at Noon 11287 Parkside Dr. Knoxville, TN 5/13 Tuesday- Bluewater Grill at Noon 201 W. Main St Chattanooga, TN 5/14 Wednesday- PF Chang’s at Noon 2525 West End Ave Nashville, TN 5/15 Thursday- PF Chang’s at Noon 9120 Shelbyville Rd Louisville, KY   They will also be attending Kentucky Psychological Eating Disorders Conference in Louisville. We hope to see you there! 5/16…

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Highlands’ Director Speaks at International Eating Disorders Conference

Dr. Nicole Siegfried, PhD, CEDS, and Clinical Director of The Highlands will participate in a panel presentation at the International Conference of Eating Disorders (ICED), March 27-29, in New York City. The Highlands’ is dedicated to providing professional and community education on eating disorders and co-occurring issues. Taking part in this important event is an example of our philosophy in action. Dr. Siegfried will lead the discussion about Suicidality and Eating Disorders. This interactive panel event is presented by the Academy of Eating Disorders Special Interest Group on Suicide and Borderline Personality. The issue is extremely important for professionals working…

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Eating Disorder Awareness Week at The Highlands

It is almost time for Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW), a time of year when everyone is encouraged to learn more about the prevention and treatment of eating disorders and related conditions. Eating Disorders Awareness Week will take place February 23rd – March 1st, 2014, and organizations around the country will take part in various events. The Highlands will be hosting EDAW events as well, and welcomes clients, alumni, and the public to attend. February 22: Highlands Alumni Kick Off We will kick off the event one day early on Saturday, Feb. 22  with an alumni event. All alumni are…

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