Posts Tagged ‘World Eating Disorder Action Day 2019’
Family and a village of care are vital for eating disorder recovery
“Life is not fair,” my psychiatrist said rather bluntly some years ago, when I was bemoaning relationship losses. The losses – my parents, sister and extended family members – were ongoing casualties of my eating disorder and I was feeling..
Men and boys get eating disorders too – Sam wants you to know
“Men Get Eating Disorders Too” was my mantra for 11 years. It’s not simple words, but is a statement. That has meaning. I was one of those men with an eating disorder. There’s no denying the impact it had. Or..
Starving for Eating Disorder answers: Why We Can’t Afford to Wait
Nobody can afford to wait for treatment for an Eating Disorder. On World Eating Disorders Action Day 2019, Amy Cunningham and June Alexander, together with Kathy and Michael Cortese, explain why, and what we can all do about it. Today...
Eating disorders are serious and we need to keep spreading this message
There is an urgency to understand the social, psychological, and biological influences on eating disorders: how they develop and what keeps them going. Clinician Anthea Fursland explains why. It is nearly 40 years since my first professional encounter with eating..
Can’t afford to wait: Tips to control and overcome your binge eating
Binge eating is generally caused by negative mood states. For example Dr Jake Linardon says it is not uncommon for people to binge after getting into an argument with a partner, or when feeling lonely. Dr Linardon offers some healthy..
Destigmatization of Eating Disorders Can’t Wait
Looking ‘healthy’ on the outside, Ziba Redif blamed herself for the way she felt. She took decades to understand that she was struggling with the eating disorder, bulimia nervosa. Ziba is adamant that nobody with an eating disorder should have..
Raising the alarm on eating disorders: carers need care, too
… for many carers, the experience of caring has changed their lives irrevocably and highlights the need for adequate and tailored support services for carers. – Butterfly Report Raising the Alarm: Carers Need Care Too, 2019 Australian research has revealed a..
Ardent health professionals promote eating disorder care in São Paulo
A group of 120 health care professionals are uniting to promote the World Eating Disorders Action Day in São Paulo, Brazil. The health care professionals comprise physicians, psychiatrists, nutritionists, psychologists, physical educators, physiotherapists, nurses and social workers who volunteer, offering..
The deadly cost of diversity in accessing Eating Disorder treatment
I was labeled the Anorexic in room #5. I have a name and it’s NOT Anorexia. I have passions, dreams, and a purpose and I am NOT defined by a diagnosis. Read Carey Cronin-Guevara’s story in support of World Eating..