Month: April 2020

Sonia Kumar-Seguin

Source: By Joanne Richard, Toronto Sun Published June 2, 2019 More than a million Canadians struggle with eating disorders yet there’s little help or support, report experts. Today is World Eating Disorders Action Day, and advocates, health professionals, those affected and their families are highlighting why eating disorders can’t afford to wait. Waiting is deadly: “Eating …

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Source: By Natalie Paddon, The Hamilton Spectator, Published May 16, 2019 As city councillors continue to debate funding free menstrual products, local businesses and nonprofits are letting the public know they already provide them to help break the stigma. Hamilton’s sexual assault centre previously stocked pads and tampons in their office using donations or their own funds, …

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Source: By Fallon Hewitt, The Hamilton Spectator, Published April 9, 2020 At a time when many are scrolling through their phones, Jaime Drayer has had to limit her consumption of social media to protect herself from “triggering” content. Recovering from anorexia nervosa and bulimia, Drayer said she has been “bombarded” with posts about the COVID-19 “quarantine …

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Source: CHCH Morning Live, December 13, 2019 For many, holidays revolve around food – sharing it, eating it, gathering around the table. That can be a problem though if you have an eating disorder. Sonia Kumar-Seguin and Dr. Karen Trollope joined us from Body Brave, which is a Hamilton non-profit that provides treatment, training and education, …

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Source: CHCH News, By Spencer Halliday, March 7, 2018 Local eating disorder therapists say they are encouraged about a private member’s bill aimed at fighting negative body image. A Liberal MPP wants any digital alteration of models in commercial pictures or video to carry a disclaimer. Karen Trollope and Sonia Seguin often use digitally altered …

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Source: Spectator, Published Feb 13, 2018 If the overwhelming response from “Bell Let’s Talk Day” this past January is any indication, Canadians are ready to end mental health stigmas. With more than 130 million interactions, Bell committed to donating more than $6 million in support of mental health initiatives. In Hamilton, local social entrepreneur Sonia …

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Source: The Hamilton Spectator, Published Oct 5, 2017 Samantha Clement searched for help with her eating disorder when she moved to Hamilton, but she had trouble finding support services. Clement says she was fortunate to find Body Brave, a new not-for-profit agency that helps individuals with body image issues, low self-esteem and eating disorders. “The only …

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