Posts Tagged ‘World Eating Disorder Day 2019’
Eating disorder documentary on four-year search for peace will inspire
After 20 years with an eating disorder, Kylie van der Veer was desperate to find peace. On World Eating Disorder Action Day, June 2, a documentary of her recovery journey, titled A Peace of Nourishment, will premiere on Australian television...
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..
Lived experience stories to boost understanding of eating disorders
People with eating disorders can’t afford to wait – so what can be done to overcome misconceptions about this illness? The team at Body Brave and Canada’s National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED) is arranging an event where people with limited knowledge..
Families and clinicians must form a shield against eating disorders
If we as professionals and parents do not start changing and protecting our youngsters, who will do it? Dr. Eva Trujillo explains why we (the world) cannot afford to wait in addressing eating disorders. When my friend June Alexander asked..
AED president calls for more training for frontline medical providers
We can dedicate our careers to developing all manner of effective treatments, but if at the end of the day they are not reaching the vast majority of people who need them, what impact have we had? – AED President, S...
The Israeli mom who cannot wait patiently for eating disorder change
Watching a daughter suffer daily with an eating disorder spurred Israel mom, Judy Krasna, to channel her anxiety into global advocacy, helping others however she can. After years of parent blaming culture and the use of non-evidence-based treatment for eating..
The power of committed citizens in addressing eating disorder problems
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Thought One This statement by famed anthropologist Margaret Mead was always the tag line to my friend Dr...
The decline over time: why eating disorders can’t afford to wait
Your story counts: Rachel Egan (UK) shares her personal experience in addressing the World Eating Disorders Action Day theme “Eating Disorders: We Can’t Afford to Wait”. We know that speedy access to eating disorder treatment offers the best chance of..
It’s time to be visible, be loud, be a nuisance about eating disorders
To mark the fourth annual World Eating Disorders Action Day on June 2, this story is the first in a series on the 2019 theme, “Eating Disorders: We Can’t Afford to Wait”. By Susan Ringwood We’ve been waiting for a..