Eating disorders are the single most deadly mental illness: Between 10 and 15 per cent of young women hospitalized for treatment of anorexia or bulimia will be dead within 10 years.
Somewhere between 600,000 and 990,000 Canadians suffer from eating disorders. Yet they remain among the most neglected and misunderstood of all health conditions.
Those are just two of the shocking findings of the parliamentary standing committee on the status of women. The committee’s new 75-page report, Eating Disorders Among Girls and Women in Canada, was much anticipated by parents and clinicians alike, who know all too well how dire the situation is.
We recently participated in Mediaplanet Canada’s Mental Health campaign where we united with likeminded industry leaders to educate the public on the importance and great benefits of ensuring the mental well being of our society.
Dr Blake Woodside, Director of UHN's Eating Disorder In-Patient Unit at Toronto General Hospital, speaks candidly with Global News about the dangerous lack of national wait-time standards and program funding for those seeking treatment.
The Calgary Herald dispels myths about eating disorders with facts from NEDIC
The Huffington Post applauds NEDIC's Cast Responsibly - Retouch Minimally campaign when A Mighty Girl's Facebook post featuring its bus shelter ad goes viral.
NEDIC's Jackie Grandy talks to Canada AM about the psychological impact J.Crew's new sizing may have on young people
NEDIC advocate and guest blogger Marina Abdel Malak publishes, Recipe for Recovery, an inspiring and unique resource for anyone battling Anorexia.
NEDIC's Jackie Grandy pokes holes in J.Crew's defence of their new vanity size, 000.
NEDIC's Jackie Grandy comments on this Toronto Star report about HBC's decision to pull a controversial t-shirt from its stores.
In an interview with CTV's Sandy Rinaldo, Jackie Grandy of the National Eating Disorder Information Centre says dieting doesn't work and one of the goals for the day is to question it.