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by Dr. Karen Trollope, Chief Clinical Officer, Body Brave “The COVID-19 pandemic has created a serious public health crisis for people with eating disorders. In a recent article published by The Canadian Press (Jan 20, 2021), specialists from across Canada sounded the alarm about a dramatic increase in the number of adolescents seeking treatment. Many …

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Source: The Hamilton Spectator, By Karen Trollope-Kumar, July 23, 2020  “As soon as this pandemic is over, I am going on a diet. Got to get rid of the Covid 15!” How many of us have heard or read words like these? In our diet-obsessed culture, we are bombarded with images of the “before” and …

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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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