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 without giving a second thought.
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 chatter! And unfortunately for most people, a lot of that chatter can make us feel badly about ourselves. So bad thatRead More
This is a special Pinwheel on eating disorders and relapse, coordinated by one of our Youth Ambassadors, in honour of Eating Disorders Awareness Month.
28 February 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre
Room P3-306, Mental Health Building #85, BC Children’s Hospital
, British Columbia
49° 14' 41.7084" N, 123° 7' 35.9688" W
Our next Pinwheel on February 28th will be on Eating Disorders and Relapse. This is a special Pinwheel being hosted by one of our Youth Ambassadors, hosted by youth for youth in honour of Eating Disorders Awareness Month.
Missed the session? You can listen to the recording below in "Resources"
Shyann Vallette, Youth Ambassador
Andrea Vukobrat, FamilySmart™ Youth in Residence, Youth Ambassador Program Coordinator
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). Read More
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 where I had managed to narrow down four kinds of food that I had the “right” to not purge.Read More
In this Pinwheel we learn about how to support a friend or loved one with an eating disorder.
“I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.” Alex ElleRead More