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IDC Clinical Outreach Liaison Alexis Sears Encourages Anyone Struggling with an Eating Disorder to Reach Out for Help

Reaching out for help is often extremely difficult for anyone struggling with an eating disorder. IDC clinical outreach liaison, Alexis Sears, knows this challenge well. Alexis works closely with IDC’s admissions team, encouraging clients and their families to ask questions about the treatment and admissions process. As a licensed social worker, she knows that one…

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Congratulations To Alexis Sears, LLMSW, On The Position of IDC’s Clinical Outreach Liaison

We are proud to announce Alexis Sears, LLMSW, current Director of Admissions, accepted a new position with the company as Clinical Outreach Liaison. Ms. Sears, a graduate of the University of Michigan’s Master of Social Work Program is a strong advocate for eating disorder treatment and mental health awareness. In the new role, Ms. Sears will increase…

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How to Find Strength in Eating Disorder Recovery After a Traumatic Event

Times of tragedy are impossible to fully comprehend. No matter which stage of eating disorder recovery someone is in, traumatic events can be overwhelmingly difficult to cope with. It’s no coincidence that people in recovery often feel intense emotion more than those around them.     Why Traumatic Events May Trigger People with Eating Disorders…

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Registered Dietitian Joanna Sheill Explains the Differences Between Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating

“Nutrition isn’t just about eating. It’s about learning to live.” – Patricia Comptton Joanna Sheill’s interest in nutrition began during her senior year of high school. That year, Joanna’s father underwent heart surgery and was given a plethora of nutrition books during his hospital stay. The information piqued Joanna’s curiosity, and she became fascinated with…

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IDC Attends Heartland Chapter of International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals Event in Chicago.

Christine Elkhoury, Program Director for IDC, Dr William Parsons, Integrative Health Management and our Medical Director, Dr. Cornella-Carlson attended the Heartlandiaedp event in Chicago, September 22, 2017.   Dr. Tracey Cornella-Carlson is a highly esteemed and sought after Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist, in addition a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist through the International Association of…

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National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: What To Know and How You Can Help

As the suicide rate continues to grow in America, so does the need to destigmatize mental illness, offer life-saving resources to those in need, and educate the public. While National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month opens the discussion annually, Dr. Tracey Cornella-Carlson aka Dr. CC explains the need to make this important topic an ongoing conversation.…

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IDC Clinical Director Dr. Jackie Meyers Describes One Common Struggle Many People in Recovery Face

Welcome to the IDC Eating Disorder Care blog series. Over the next several weeks, we’ll introduce you to our treatment team, and give you a glimpse into our holistic approach to recovery. To kick things off, Dr. Jackie Meyers, IDC’s clinical director, shares how drawing from her personal and professional experience gives her an in-depth…

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Remembering 9/11

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Eating disorders do not discriminate.

  It is important to continue the discussion on eating disorders as it relates to all demographics.     As with other illness’ such as cancer, heart disease, eating disorders do not discriminate.    We applaud Bam Margera, who chose to speak up and bring awareness to this deadly disorder. Check out his story here by…

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