Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2021

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Every year across Canada for the first week of February, people come together to raise awareness, advocate for, and remember ones who we have lost to an eating disorder. 

Since 1988, Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW) has help to not only raise awareness about eating disorders in Canada but has also worked to raise money and show the impact of eating disorders on a wider scale and just how common they are. 

For more information about EDAW, visit the National Eating Disorder Information Centre.

Although it may be difficult to some to describe what an eating disorder is to others if they have it, an eating disorder is a form of mental illness that shows its symptoms in a physical form. 

There is not just one common type of eating disorder that everyone with one has but there are many different forms of eating disorders. These include, but are not limited to, Bulimia Nervosa, Anorexia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder. For more about the types of eating disorders, click here.

Crisis Lines and Help

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If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, or needs help, please reach out and make that connection or give them some crisis lines to contact. 

If you or someone you love is in immediate danger, contact 9-1-1.

More Information and Links

For more information about EDAW or about eating disorders, follow some of the links we have below!

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Eating Disorder Awareness Week Info

Types of Eating Disorders

Eating Disorder General Information

About Bulimia

About Anorexia

About Binge Eating Disorder

About Restrictive Food Intake Disorder