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.
Ringing in the New Year can look very different for many people. I took a moment to reflect on this after conversations had with family, friends, and colleagues over the past 2 weeks and asking the question “what’s going on for you at the start of this new year?”
(insert suspenseful drumroll)
The New Year is a lot of things. It’s a fresh start, a time to celebrate. It’s also a time to make resolutions, break resolutions, and promise yourself you’ll do better next year – myself included.
The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre Health Literacy Team is looking for youth to inform the new eHealth Project, the redevelopment of mindcheck.ca! We will be forming two groups, one group which will meet in person in the lower mainland and a second group from across the province that will meet virtually.
“I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.” Alex Elle
Nearly one month ago, I had shared a transformative experience that reaffirmed that my purpose in life was to help others and share my story of how I have overcome some of the worst years of my life.
Check out the first blog post from the new Kelty Centre manager, Lisa! She has taken the reigns while Michelle H. is on materinty leave. -Anna
It’s the morning after Halloween, and tired kids everywhere, still crashing from their sugar highs, are headed off to school. Hopefully everyone has had a fun and safe Halloween- but not too safe. After all, what is Halloween if not a time to help kids test their limits of fear?