This February will mark over 250 days and 1000 extra hours that the National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) helpline has been active, thanks to a generous donation from Bell Let’s Talk – in addition to the 2000 regular business hours that our helpline is live every year.
Eating disorder. Simply say the words and there are many others that immediately spring to mind. For each person, the association will be different; however, one thing is clear – it’s an emotionally charged issue. As a former eating disorder sufferer, I confess that one of the words I didn’t anticipate encountering on my journey with anorexia was also one of the most damaging – isolation. As the years passed, my ED injured not only me, but also my relationships with my friends, my family, and my world in general.
On behalf of NEDIC Staff and dedicated Volunteers, we wish every single one of our readers a Happy New Year!
A new year is often a symbol for new beginnings and a special motivation to overcome the challenges we faced in the previous year.
We hope that everyone has a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2013!
Cheers to the ever growing NEDIC community and blog!
It is the best of times and the worst of times in the world of eating disorders. More stories and information about eating disorders are in the media – straight news reports, personal experiences, fictionalized stories. “Anorexia” is a commonly used word. Eating disorder professionals’ understanding of the core features of eating disorders and ways to help are developing by leaps and bounds. More (though not enough) specialized treatment facilities exist.