Support for Indigenous community members

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Let’s Talk About Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders in the Indigenous Communities

"For many people with eating disorders, there are also practical barriers to accessing help, such as long wait times for services, workplace policies that make it difficult to obtain accommodations to attend appointments, and the costs of private treatment options. As a result of historical and ongoing systemic inequities, Indigenous people may have additional challenges. These include discomfort with navigating the healthcare system; gaps in the availability on reserves of both basic and specialized health services; and food insecurity which can make following a meal plan or nutritional treatment recommendations difficult. If any of these barriers resonate with you, know that you are not alone."

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Consultant-content writers:  Christine Miskonoodinkwe-Smith, 
Desnee Trevena, and Elizabeth Montgomery

Consultant-reviewers:  Lalita Hunt and Elizabeth Montgomery

Edited by the NEDIC team, published 2023

Additional resources and support for Indigenous community members

Community-based health services




Informational resources for affected individuals

Informational resources for family members and caregivers

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