Eating Disorders

Eating disorders in young people to get more funding

Eating Disorders - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 02:58

Young people with eating disorders in Wales will get more help as they turn 18 with an extra A 500,000 a year of funding. The money is on top of A 1.25m already spent on treating eating disorders in people of all ages in Wales.

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More beds, more funding needed to curb eating disorders

Eating Disorders - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 13:54

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New eating disorder unit will save lives, says father who lost daughter to anorexia

Eating Disorders - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 13:14

Vince Withers, chair of the Eating Disorders Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, lost his daughter Renata to anorexia nervosa in 2005. A newly announced eating disorder unit in St. John's will save the lives of young people in Newfoundland and Labrador, says a man who lost his daughter 12 years ago.

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Skeletons in the Closet

Eating Disorders - Sun, 07/30/2017 - 14:55

One evening this past weekend I watched the indie movie "To the Bone" which deals with the topic of eating disorders , particularly anorexia nervosa -with the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. People waste away, become skeletal like concentration camp victims, and literally starve themselves to death.

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