The BC Children’s Mental Health Literacy Team 2017/18 Online Annual Report

The BC Children’s Mental Health Literacy Team is excited to share our 2017/18 Online Annual Report!  Here you will find all the great work and accomplishments of this 2017/2018 year, including in eating disorders. Enjoy every picture, story, and statistic that celebrates youth, family, and community.  The annual report allows us to highlight accomplishments and share the impact of our work with partners, funders, key stakeholders and leadership.

Yoga Outreach to Provide Trauma-Sensitive Yoga to Women and Children

Yoga Outreach and BC Society of Transition Houses launching 5-year project called "Reaching Out with Yoga" that will provide trauma-sensitive yoga programming for women and children in transition houses across BC.

Refeeding Syndrome: Hypophosphatemia

We have long been aware of the problem of hypophosphatemia (low blood phosphorus) with refeeding. In past decades when nearly all of our patients came to us via an initial hospitalization for medical instability, we were protected from hypophosphatemia in outpatient or day treatment settings by the fact that we had been so aggressive in testing for it and treating it while they were in the hospital.

Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association launching new website to provide resources to adults

People often talk about encouraging positive body image and health in children, but rarely is there discussion about giving correct information to those who influence the youth.

Brain stimulation may reduce symptoms, improve decision-making in people with anorexia

Core symptoms of anorexia nervosa, including the urge to restrict food intake and feeling fat, are reduced after just one session of a non-invasive brain stimulation technique, according to King's College London research.

Paper thin' social media challenge prompts debate online

Pictures of people posing with an A4-sized piece paper across their waists are circulating on social media, sparking a debate about beauty standards.

The so-called ‘A4 Waist Challenge’ has people checking to see if their waistline can be hidden behind the width of the paper: a span of approximately 8.5 inches, or 21 centimetres.

You can’t fight obesity without tackling fat shaming

“There is an obesity crisis in this country. Canadians are paying for it with their wallets – and with their lives.” Scary stuff, indeed.

Difficulties in Detecting Eating Disorders in Both Normal and Higher Weight Patients: What Service Providers Can Do

Experts from Eating Recovery Center’s Chicago-area programs describe the problem of timely screening among normal and higher weight patients as well as how providers and eating disorder specialists can improve identification and treatment.

ethinking anorexia nervosa

BBC radio 4 programme Rethinking anorexia nervosa is an interesting listen which talks about how stimulating the brain could be used to treat severe and enduring anorexia nervosa: 

Online CBT sessions could benefit body dysmorphic disorder sufferers: study

A study this week in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), shows that patients suffering from body image disorders could benefit from following cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) sessions online.

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