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March 12, 2014 My Mad Fat Diary, a great show to watch.

To put it bluntly, My Mad Fat Diary is a show you need to watch. Here’s the rundown: The narrator: Rae, a 16 year old with EDNOS. The time: 1996. The place: Lincolnshire, England. The show chronicles Rae’s release from a psychiatric ward and subsequent experiences trying to reintegrate into a “normal” adolescence. Rae deals Read More

February 3, 2014 Eating Disorder Awareness Week: A Time to Reflect

             As many of you may already know, yesterday marked the beginning of Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW). This week (February 2nd-8th) is extremely important, as it presents a great opportunity to break the stigma around eating disorders by having open conversations about them and raising awareness. To start, eating Read More

January 10, 2014 Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Eating Disorder Awareness Week Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW) is an amazing initiative to help increase people’s understanding of eating disorders. Nation-wide events will be held to educate the public on different causes, signs, symptoms, triggers, and emotions associated with eating disorders/disordered eating. A variety of great organizations throughout Toronto will be showcasing different coping Read More

December 18, 2013 Coping with the Holidays

The holiday season can be a time with joy and excitement, with new activities and events to look forward to. However, for people living with disordered eating and body image concerns, the holiday season is one that can be quite distressing. Download the package below that contains strategies and techniques that may help to alleviate Read More

November 11, 2013 Men Get Eating Disorders Too

You may think that eating disorders only affect young women and teenage girls, but actually, men face body image issues and eating disorders too! As a matter of fact, recent studies suggest that as many as 1 in 4 cases of eating disorders occur in males with rates of binge eating being equal in both Read More