Ardent health professionals promote eating disorder care in São Paulo

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 free treatment within the public health system.   They are members of the Brazilian Association […]

Lived experience stories to boost understanding of eating disorders

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 of eating disorders can gain an understanding.  The value of lived experience When I was […]

Parents can’t afford to wait: the price is incalculable

Parents can’t afford to wait: the price is incalculable

We can’t afford delay, apathy, pats on the head, and empty promises. We can’t afford infighting and turfs. The price of losing one more person, destroying one more family, wasting one more opportunity to relieve a human suffering from an eating disorder is too high. – Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh “I’m so scared.” Is the first thing […]