Guidelines to prevent teen eating disorders and obesity

A single approach can prevent both obesity and eating disorders in teenagers, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

New Eating Disorder Documentary: "All Of Me"

The struggle with eating disorders is the focus of a new documentary called "All of Me" by Vermont producer Bess O'Brien.

Marrow - Vancouver Fringe Festival

Head out and watch Marrow by Veronique West at the Vancouver International Fringe Festival.  It's a play about personal survival from anorexia and the fascination with witchcraft.  Marrow follows Morgan, a grad student researching witchcraft trials who is obsessed with gender politics, persecution and power paradigms.

Time to bolster Canada's chronically underfunded mental health system: advocates

Canada trails the pack when it comes to mental health funding levels among comparable industrially developed nations - but advocates say a promise from the federal government to improve services means the time is ripe to push for change.

"Access to care is abysmal in most places throughout the country and of course that's linked ... not only, but very much to funding," said Louise Bradley, executive director of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, in a recent interview.

Kids as young as 3 call themselves fat, refuse food because of weight gain


A quarter of childcare workers polled say they’ve seen kids from three to five years old complain about their weight and what they see in the mirror, according to research out of the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years — or PACEY — in the United Kingdom.

Healthy Plate focuses on healthy eating behaviours, not excess weight


Workshops raise health care providers’ awareness about weight bias.

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Three Things Therapists Need to Remember About the Teenage Brain

As helping professionals, it’s important for us to be able to make sense of the way teens act. Behavior makes sense when we understand what causes it and the most effective adult responses become clearer when the nature of adolescent development is revealed. The brain is a great place to start.

Here’s how parents need to approach teen obesity, eating disorders, according to new guidelines

Dr. Kristin Von Ranson, a clinical psychologist at the University of Calgary, joins Global News with details on the signs and symptoms of eating disorders and what you can do if a loved one needs help.

Treating the Person and Not the Illness: Why Behavioral Health Needs Interoperability

According to SAMHSA, approximately 7.9 million adults in the United States had co-occurring disorders in 2014. In fact, individuals who have mental health disorders are more likely than individuals without mental health disorders to experience Substance Use Disorder.

Visions Magazine: Body Image edition


Women appear to be more accepting of their bodies/weight

Despite growing rates of obesity and a culture apparently obsessed with selfies, women today appear to be more accepting of their bodies than in the past, at least in regard to weight, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association's 124th Annual Convention.

"While women consistently report being more dissatisfied with their bodies than men as far as thinness is concerned, that dissatisfaction has decreased over the 31-year period we studied," said Bryan Karazsia, PhD, of The College of Wooster, who presented the research.