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How to help when someone you know may have an eating disorder

January 31st, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on How to help when someone you know may have an eating disorder)

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Picture1You may find it difficult and stressful to approach someone you care about who has an eating disorder. You may wonder what to say, or be worried about what will happen as a result

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Body image issues haunt men and boys, as well as women and girls

January 27th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Body image issues haunt men and boys, as well as women and girls)

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pfr-banner-post-1Eating disorders are much more common in men than were previously thought. While men may describe their situations differently from women, their triggers for eating disorders are pretty much the same

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It’s eating disorders awareness week in BC and across Canada Feb 1-7

January 24th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on It’s eating disorders awareness week in BC and across Canada Feb 1-7)

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pfr-banner-post-1Are you a passionate, eager individual who wants to help others improve body image, reduce stigma of eating disorders, and spread awareness? Then the love our bodies, love ourselves movement is right for you

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Love Our Bodies campaign to raise awareness of eating disorders

January 28th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Love Our Bodies campaign to raise awareness of eating disorders)

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banner pfrThe love our bodies, love ourselves! movement, brought to you by the Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness campaign, is launched in February with activities and events taking place throughout the year

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Your weight is not your worth: Love our bodies, love ourselves

January 25th, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Your weight is not your worth: Love our bodies, love ourselves)

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picture 604British Columbia’s annual provincial eating disorders awareness campaign begins February 1, 2015 — on Facebook hereon Twitter here

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Not enough Canadian youth are getting the mental health care they need

June 30th, 2014 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Not enough Canadian youth are getting the mental health care they need)

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New research network will develop strategies to ensure that more young people are connected to the mental health services they need

picture 557In Canada, one-in-five people experience a mental illness in their lifetime. However, it is young Canadians that suffer the most, with 75% of mental health problems and illnesses beginning prior to the age of 25, and more than 50% beginning between the ages of 11 and 25.

An estimated 1.2 million Canadian children and youth are affected by mental illness—yet less than 20 per cent will receive appropriate treatment. With more than two-thirds of adults living with a mental health problem reporting that symptoms first appeared during their youth, establishing the foundation for healthy emotional and social development is vital to ensuring the mental well-being of all Canadians as they progress from childhood to adulthood.  [Mental Health Commission of Canada]

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