Last week was Canada's Eating Disorders Awareness Week and with that in mind, I wrote this article with the goal of increasing awareness of such a serious illness. Eating disorders are not a choice but rather a serious illness that should be approached as such. Lack of treatment can lead to years of struggle as well as a list of health concerns and even death. It's important that we, as a community understanding more.
Many people struggling with an eating disorder do not receive the proper treatment they require to recover and maintain recovery. The lack of understanding of the disorder leads to an overall limitation in the number of quality resources available to those who need the help, especially when it comes to those living in more remote or under-serviced parts of Canada.
If you'd like to learn more, check out my latest published article: What to know about eating disorders.