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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Trish’s Story: When Finally Getting Treatment Means Going Into Debt

My name is Trish. My story encompasses the struggles of people who don’t have health benefits, who don’t have a wise family doctor, who live in rural areas or who don’t come from a financially wealthy background. It wasn’t easy on so many levels and this is why we need change to the services available, or lack thereof, to people who struggle with these deathly disorders. I was never...

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Julie’s Story: A Daughter’s Anorexia, A Mother’s Vigilance

My name is Julie. I am a mother of four, one son and 3 daughters, the last two being twins. I am primarily a stay at home mother, with a self employed husband who works mostly from home. I live just outside of a small town in Ontario. When “G”, my youngest, was approaching her 17th birthday, I noticed changes in mood as well as body. She was an excellent student and rugby player. As...

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What’s Your Story? Call For Submissions #EDAW2015

Do you have a story? We are collecting real-life stories from Eating Disorder sufferers and their family members about their experience with the Canadian healthcare system. Every day, we hear about how our nation’s healthcare system fails those with Eating Disorders. Parents and sufferers tell us about hospitals with absolutely no guidelines for the treatment of Eating Disorders, where...

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