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Fatal Stigma Mental Health Family

Eating Disorders Intervention Assessment Centre

If we are aware of it, or not, all of us in the Jewish Community know someone who is struggling with an Eating Disorder. It strikes all ages, increasingly, children and both genders; is harmful to health: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual - often crippling - often fatal. Those for whom family, friends and physicians have a concern have, practically, and in proportion to the need, almost no where to turn. Wait lists, for a few hospital beds, exist in all of the GTA for those requiring medical stabilization before treatment can begin. Eating Disorders of York Region's (EDOYR's) proposal is to intervene before there is a need for a hospital bed, that is, cut short the life of the Eating Disorder before it cuts short the life of the sufferer.