CMHA launches manifesto for better mental health care in B.C.

The B.C. chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association is unveiling a 'manifesto' to unite British Columbians in improving health care for those suffering from mental illness and addiction.

New approach to block binge eating

A new therapeutic target for the treatment of compulsive binge eating has been identified by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM).

The study, which is published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, reports the beneficial effects of the activation of a class of receptors, Trace Amine-Associated Receptor 1 (TAAR1), on compulsive, binge eating. TAAR1 discovered in 2001, is a receptor that binds molecules in the brain called trace amines.

The Neuroscience of Anorexia Reveals Why It’s So Hard to Treat

Most of the anorexia patients Dr. Joanna Steinglass sees in the inpatient eating-disorders unit at the New York State Psychiatric Institute have been to treatment before.

Review of the Eating Disorders Association of Canada 2016 Conference


This week I attended the Eating Disorders Association of Canada (EDAC) conference in Winnipeg

Eating Disorders, Mental Health and Body Image: Public Health Connections

This is a 55-minute recording on public health response to eating disorders, produced by the Harvard School of Public Health.

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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