Get on board with World Eating Disorders Action Day

press-release-world-eating-disorders-action-day-final-2-2Eating Disorders can’t hide any more. Organizations and individuals are uniting across the globe to advocate for change and take action against eating disorders. The focus is our first-ever World Eating Disorders Action Day,to be held on June 2 this year.

This inaugural day provides a platform for diverse global populations to share accurate information about eating disorders and advocate for coherent response at the country level.

As someone whose life has been severely impacted by an eating disorder, I feel privileged to be invited to be a member of the steering committee organizing this historic event. To date more than 60 organisations, including ANZAED, and 100s of activists from 15 countries have expressed willingness to work together using social media as a platform for change.

The Mission of World Eating Disorders Action Day is to advance recognition of eating disorders as serious, treatable illnesses. The Vision is to unite eating disorder activists, professionals, and those personally affected to promote worldwide knowledge of eating disorders and recognition of the need for comprehensive treatment.

 

How to Get Engaged

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The inaugural World Eating Disorders Action Day  on June 2, 2016, will be primarily virtual and will serve to engage the worldwide eating disorder community around common goals.

Get involved today!

About June Alexander

As founder of The Diary Healer my prime motivation is to connect with people who have experienced an eating disorder, trauma or other mental health challenge, and provide inspiration through the narrative, to live a full and meaningful life. My nine books about eating disorders focus on learning through story-sharing. Prior to writing books, which include my memoir, I had a long career in print journalism. In 2017, I graduated as a Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Writing), researching the usefulness of journaling and writing when recovering from an eating disorder or other traumatic experience.
Today I combine my writing expertise with life experience to help others self-heal. Clients receive mentoring in narrative techniques and guidance in memoir-writing. I also share my editing expertise with people who are writing their story and wish to prepare it to publication standard. I encourage everyone to write their story. Your story counts!
Contact me: Email june@junealexander.com and on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

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