Posts made in April, 2015

Join Us for the NIED Walk 2015!

Kick off Mental Health Awareness Week: May 4th – 10, 2015 Support the NIED Defeat Depression Walk on May 3rd in Toronto Did you know, as many as 1 in 5 Canadians experience a mental illness or mental health concern? That means, at any given time, 4-5% of the population is depressed – roughly 1.5 million people. Did you know that Eating Disorders have the highest mortality rate of any...

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Tierra’s Story: A Fault In Our System

What are some of the things you think of when you hear the word Canada? Besides beavers, maple leaves, and Parliament, perhaps one of the things you think of is “free healthcare”. Canada is often promoted as a country that offers free healthcare to its citizens, but for someone like myself, I have learned early that this “glorious” system contains many limitations. Let me tell you about...

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A Daughter’s Story: Treatment Should Not Require Luck, Part II

My eating disorder has been a life-long journey. I am writing this in support of the “What’s your story?” campaign put forth by the National Initiative on Eating Disorders. As a survivor of Anorexia Nervosa, I support the mission put forth by NIED to educate the general public on the severity of living with an eating disorder, and the lack of resources supporting those who do. Although it...

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A Mother’s Story: Treatment Should Not Require Luck, Part I

She was 26 years old. In the summer of 2012, our daughter was diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa – not otherwise specified. We were told by professionals that there was good news and bad news. The good news was, they felt our daughter would probably respond to an inpatient treatment program - the bad news was, there are only 18 beds in Ontario and the wait list is 2 years long…. our...

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