Why NIED?

Eating Disorders are serious but treatable mental illnesses that can affect anyone regardless of gender, age, racial and ethnic identity, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. While it is well documented that mental illnesses are a leading cause of premature death in Canada1, it is less known that Eating Disorders have the highest overall mortality rate of any mental illness, with estimates between 10-15%.

 

Vision

Canadians impacted by Eating Disorders receive the care they need.

 

Mission

Be a catalyst for change by making connections, educating, raising awareness, and taking action to address the needs of Canadians impacted by Eating Disorders.

 

Values

Authenticity, Empathy, Optimism, Respect, Inclusivity, and Focus

 

1 Birmingham, C.L., Su, J., Hlynsky, J.A., Goldner, E.M. & Gao, M. (2005). The mortality rate from anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 38(2), 143-6; Girz L, Lafrance Robinson A, Tessier C. (2014). Is the next generation of physicians adequately prepared to diagnose and treat eating disorders in children and adolescents? Eating Disorders: Journal of Treatment & Prevention, 22(5), 375-85.