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A Letter to Your Body

For anyone who has struggled with an eating disorder, you know that the body becomes the enemy.  You are separate from your body as it betrays you time and time again.  It becomes a torturous battleground for the war that is going on in your mind and we abuse it...

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Controlling our Weather

How cool would it be to control the ‘weather’ of our minds – but like the outside weather, it is going to do what it’s going to do.  When it comes to our minds, it seems to be just chatter, chatter, and more...

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Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) Week is finally HERE!

Body image among youth in BC is a growing problem. “A third of healthy weight males were trying to gain weight, while 52% of healthy weight females were trying to lose weight.” (McCreary Centre Society, 2013). 

Every year, February...

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Can we stop the weight loss talk, please?

I am someone who struggled with bulimia for 6 years and binge eating disorder for many years before that. I have a very complex relationship with food and spent most of my teenage years sneaking as much of it as I could and my early adult years restricting it to the point...

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Talking as a first step to healing

“I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.” Alex Elle

A few days ago, my sister shared a blog with me – Struggling Strong...

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Providing Empathy

They say that pain is more bearable in the company of another human being.  It is healing and comforting to share perspectives without being judged.  Now, imagine yourself trying to support a loved one through recovery from an eating disorder.  Their...

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Keeping Youth Healthy While Going for Gold

Over the last two weeks, I’ve been inspired and moved by all the amazing Olympic athletes. As Rio comes to a close and we prepare for a new sports season, it’s a good time to contemplate how to keep sports a positive force in kids’ lives. ...

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NEW Kelty Eating Disorders Website is Now Live!

The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre is excited to announce the launch of our new, re-designed and updated eating disorders website! Fully optimized for all mobile and desktop devices, the new site is easier to navigate and find the information you need.


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Eating Disorders Meal Support Video: Helpful Approaches for Families now available in French!

It can be overwhelming for a family to cope with an eating disorder. These are serious illnesses that can be life threatening. Meal times are often extremely difficult for youth, parents, and siblings.

No matter which tools you decide to use, please remember the 4C...

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Eating Disorders Awareness Week Events

February 1-7, 2016 is Eating Disorder Awareness week and The Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign has a number of FREE activities. Read below for all the details.

Win an Ipad...

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BC Children's Hospital

This is an agency of Provincial Health Services Authority, providing provincial tertiary mental health services to the citizens of British Columbia. Programs include: Adult Tertiary Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatric Services, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Women’s Reproductive Mental Health, as well as the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for children and youth located at the BC Children’s Hospital.

Provincial Health Services Authority

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is one of six health authorities – the other five health authorities serve geographic regions of BC.

Ministry of Health

British Columbia Ministry of Health

RBC Children's Mental Health Project

RBC Children’s Mental Health Project is RBC's cornerstone “health and wellness” pillar; RBC Children’s Mental Heath Project is a multi-year philanthropic commitment to support community-based and hospital programs that reduce stigma, provide early intervention and increase public awareness about children’s mental health issues.

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

Through a wide range of fundraising events and opportunities, The BC Children's Hospital Foundation is united with its donors by a single, simple passion - to improve the health and the lives of the young people who enter BC Children's Hospital every day.