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Bullying, body image and eating disorders: NEDIC helps young girls fight for their self-esteem

Canadian News Wire features NEDIC Director Merryl Bear's efforts to raise awareness about eating disorders among girls as young as 10 years old, and how poor body image and low self-esteem make them particulalry vulnerable.

Disordered eating

In this article published by The London Free Press and Sun News, NEDIC Director, Merryl Bear, explains that disorered eating or behaviours are not choices but necessities based on compulsive attitudes, fueled by emotional desires.  Read the full story.

Are middle-aged women succumbing to 'Desperate Housewives syndrome'?

The Globe and Mail checks in with NEDIC Director, Merryl Bear for her thoughts about older women's experiences in Canadian eating disorder treatment programs.  Read the full article.

Eating disorders film sheds light on 'thin ideal'

NEDIC and Ryerson's Centre for Student Development and  Counselling host a special screening of No Numbers: Identity Beyond Measure in honour of International Women's Day.  Read the full article.

5 ways to boost your body image

NEDIC Director, Merryl Bear, discusses the challenges faced by girls and women in a world of unrealistic beauty standards and she provides strategies for improving body image in this Health feature published in Canadian Living.  Read the full article here.

Lose weight and don't stress about it

NEDIC's Director, Merryl Bear, shares time-honoured ways to respect yourself.  Read the full article.

How thin is too thin? – Unhealthy models campaign

Merryl Bear, Director of NEDIC, speaks to the need for fashion leaders to "cast responsibly and retouch minimally." Read the full article here.

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