Fairhaven News & Updates

McCann Launches Nonprofit Eating Disorders Association

Teri Hardister McCann, founder and executive director of Fairhaven Treatment Center for Eating Disorders, has launched the Mid-South Eating Disorders Association, a nonprofit organization for treatment providers seeking to build community, access educational opportunities, and build awareness of treatment options for eating disorders. McCann serves as the founding president of MSEDA. At Fairhaven, McCann provides […]

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Mid-South Eating Disorders Association Announces Board, Hosts Inaugural Meeting

Mid-South Eating Disorders Association Announces Board, Hosts Inaugural Meeting

The Mid-South Eating Disorders Association (MSEDA) has announced its formation and board of directors, as well as its inaugural meeting on Thursday, March 1. MSEDA was formed as a community resource dedicated to the education, treatment and networking for all eating disorders treatment providers. “An eating disorder is a complex and chronic condition that can […]

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Intervention Methods for Eating Disorders

Intervention Methods for Eating Disorders

By Dr. Teri McCann, PhD, CEDS Every path to recovery is different, no matter your disease. Regardless of which tactical method works best for you, the most important thing to remember on the journey to recovery is that compassion is crucial, and healing is not a linear process. Below is a list of some of […]

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Warning Signs of an Eating Disorder

Warning Signs of an Eating Disorder

By Dr. Teri McCann, PhD, CEDS Circumstances that precede the development of an eating disorder can often be considered warning signs. While the two are related, it’s important to distinguish the differences. Some conditions may create an environment of heightened risk; however, knowing what signs to be aware of may help you determine if your […]

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Misconceptions About Eating Disorders

Misconceptions About Eating Disorders

By Dr. Teri McCann, PhD, CEDS Starting treatment for an eating disorder takes courage. It is a life-saving decision that is often delayed due to fear of judgment from misconceptions. Here are the most common misconceptions about eating disorders and the best ways to combat them. Developing an eating disorder is a choice, and you […]

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The Recovery Journey

The Recovery Journey

By Dr. Teri McCann, PhD, CEDS The recovery journey is not a war, nor is it a battle that’s waiting around the corner, wishing for the nuclear option (total annihilation of eating disorders, but never finding the proper bomb in the depleted arsenal). As I write this, images of women who have spent years trying […]

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