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Sarnia Speaks: Eating Disorders


Sarnia Speaks: Eating Disorders

According to CMHA Ontario: “Every day, we are surrounded by different messages from different sources that impact the way we feel about the way we look. For some, poor body image is a sign of a serious problem: an eating disorder. Eating disorders are not just about food. They are often a way to cope with difficult problems or regain a sense of control. They are complicated illnesses that affect a person's sense of identity, worth, and self-esteem.

‘Disordered eating,’ sometimes called chaotic eating, is common in our culture. It can range in severity from mild to extreme. At the milder end are irregular eating patterns, such as skipped meals, or yo-yo dieting. But at the extreme end are medically defined eating disorders that can become life-threatening. Eating disorders are hard on both physical and mental health. They can disrupt family life, friendships, and everyday life.”

Join us on February 7 to hear those with lived experience share their stories regarding their journey with disordered eating, and how they reached wellness and a healthy place.

Listen to the stories of our featured panel members and moderator and engage during our moderator-led open conversation. Conversation will be moderated by Martine Creasor.

This dialogue is intended to be a safe space for anybody who wants to listen, contribute or learn, and is moderated by a professional with experience in the field.

NOTE: this dialogue is not intended to be a platform to ask for or give medical advice. Due to the nature of an open dialogue, we cannot predict what content will be discussed. Attendees should understand that dialogue will be unfiltered and may include content that could be upsetting to some.

Free admission, no RSVP or tickets required. For more information, please contact Danielle Cooper at c2Fybmlhc3BlYWtzIHwgZ21haWwgISBjb20=.

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