Among the many amazing resources for Eating Disorders in the wide world of the internet, here are some engaging options for people looking to find out more or to find support:
Do you want to know more about eating disorders in Canada?
The National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED) is a long-time advocate for a national Eating Disorders strategy in Canada, and their website offers great insight into why we need such a strategy.
To find out more about the government’s current stance, here are the findings from the Standing Committee on the Status of Women‘s “Eating Disorders Among Girls and Women in Canada.” The Liberal Party’s Kirsty Duncan also filed a dissenting report, which outlines the short-comings of the original report. Finally, a recent Globe and Mail article André Picard also addresses the need for a national Eating Disorders strategy.
Are you looking for support around eating disorders?
The Looking Glass Foundation, a non-profit in Vancouver that supports people with Eating Disorders, offers a tool for people with disordered eating across Canada (or anyone with computer access): a free, real time, anonymous Online Peer Support service. Support made accessible!
Are you wondering how to navigate Eating Disorders treatment, for you or for someone you love? Are you wondering this in English, French, Farsi, Punjabi, Korean, Mandarin, or Cantonese? Among their many practical and insightful resources for people with mental health challenges, the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre has created a series of videos on navigating the mental health system in seven different languages.
Do you want to share your story?
That’s very fantastic! The silence around Eating Disorders can be deadly. One thing that we have learned is that it’s important to think about how your story could affect those around you—not just positively, but negatively. For people with Eating Disorders, there are many triggers that could actually hurt the recovery process. The National Eating Disorders Association has an insightful article on Sharing Your Story Responsibly.