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Source: Social Impact Advisors “As someone with lived experience, and as a person of mixed colour, Sonia brings a unique perspective to addressing eating disorders as a mental health issue, raising up the voices of people with lived experience and seeking more equitable access and support.” Read Full Article HERE

Posted by Amy Kouniakis, insauga.com A made-in-Hamilton event commemorating International Women’s Day (Sunday, March 8, 2020) will celebrate the successes and entrepreneurial spirit of women in our city. Another first-time panelist, Sonia Kumar-Seguin, hopes women will leave the event knowing that we’re all in this together. “There are ways to support each other,” Kumar-Seguin, who …

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Source: Mental Health Commission of Canada, The Working Mind, 2019 Sonia co-founded Body Brave with her mother Dr. Karen Trollope. It was a response to Sonia’s difficulties navigating the healthcare system in search of support during an 8-year battle living with an eating disorder. “Karen and Sonia quickly discovered the immense barriers that exist for …

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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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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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