A Complex and Dire Mental and Physical Health Problem
Eating disorders are a complex, serious and sometimes fatal illness that cause severe disturbances to an individual’s eating behaviour, their sense of identity, self-worth, and self-esteem.
It's estimated that two to three per cent of Canadians are diagnosed with an eating disorder.
In this month's edition of Homewood Health's Newsletter Life Lines, learn more about potential causes of eating disorders, identify recognizable symptoms to be aware of, types of eating disorders, and what measures can be used to prevent an eating disorder from forming.
Homewood Health is the Selkirk College Employee & Family Assistance Provider (EFAP). Homewood Health puts out an easy-to-read monthly newsletter that provides tips and information that make life healthier and happier.
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