Category: MEDA

TikTok and Its Effect On Your Teen

TikTok and Its Effect On Your Teen by Rebecca Manley, MS, CTC, CCTP, MEDA Founder Dieting is the most common precipitating factor in the development of an eating disorder. In the United States alone, 30 million people struggle with an eating disorder and every 62 minutes someone loses their life due to direct complications of… Read more »

What is self-compassion?

What is self-compassion? by Meagan Gunnip, MA, MHC, MEDA Clinician Most of us are familiar with our inner critic—you know, the voice that seems to pipe up whenever you’ve made a mistake or feel like you’re not good enough. If you struggle with an eating disorder or another mental health issue, you’re probably pretty familiar… Read more »

Maintaining a Support System in Quarantine

Maintaining a Support System in Quarantine written by MEDA Undergraduate Intern, Julia Faxon If you’re like me, or if you’re like a lot of people, perhaps you have recently been spending a bit (or, you know, a lot) more time at home than you usually do. This is good and important– social distancing is our… Read more »

Self-care and stress management

Self-care and stress management, by Meagan Gunnip, MA, MHC Managing stress is always difficult, but when you’re struggling with an eating disorder or a related mental illness, it can feel even more overwhelming. When it comes to mental health, we talk a lot about self-care, and we could probably all list off a few ideas… Read more »

Re-framing the New Year

Re-framing the New Year Written by Meagan Gunnip, MA, MHC, Clinician & Community Outreach Specialist The start of a New Year is often associated with self-improvement, and we ALL know that this often takes the form of diets, “lifestyle changes,” and other ways to control your body. It can be hard to ignore the messages… Read more »