You Mean Men Have Eating Disorders Too?By Patrick Kelly, BANA Communications and Office Administrator____________________________________________________One of the greatest myths in Eating Disorders is that only women are affected. This common misconception can lead to boys and men arriving to treatment later on in the development of the disorder.Historically, males with eating disorders have not received attention
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Answers To Your Top 5 Questions By: Dana Dupuis, BANA Clinical Intake Worker _____________________________________________________________________________ *The following article is based off of BANAs clinical experience working with family and clients. We also included information from the Academy of Eating Disorders* If you are reading this you are more than likely supporting a loved one or
Digestive Issues & Eating Disorders: How to ease discomfort without obsessing By: Stephani Fenkanyn, Health Educator at BANA ______________________________________________________________________________ For many eating disorder (ED) clients, digestive difficulties are, unfortunately, something that they are dealing with in parallel with their eating disorder. In one study of ED clients, 90% reported abdominal distention and more than
Unhealthy vs. Healthy Exercise By: Justine Van Herk Faculty Human Kinetics Master’s Student, University of Windsor ______________________________________________________________________________ Exercise is most often thought of as a healthy habit and associated with many mental and physical benefits. However, too much of anything can be harmful. This is why it is important to set boundaries and
Man Up – Finding Strength in Mental Illness By: Patrick Kelly, Communications and Office Administrator at BANA ______________________________________________________________________________ Mental illness is not a sign of weakness. It’s a legitimate, genuine and common medical issue, and everyone who suffers should feel comfortable seeking help. While both women and men share many of the same experiences
Taking Care of Yourself During the COVID-19 Isolation By: Stephani Fenkanyn, Health Educator at BANA ______________________________________________________________________________ Taking Care of Yourself During the COVID-19 Isolation By: Stephani Fenkanyn, Health Educator at BANA The outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) may be stressful. Fear and anxiety about the disease can be overwhelming and cause strong and triggering
Content by Sara Dalrymple, RSW MSW BA Psych., BANA Clinical Therapist ______________________________________________________________________________ February Funk: Keeping Cool When It’s Cold We’ve all been there – fresh off the excitement of the holiday season, January and February roll in and slowly our mood starts to deteriorate. We begin to feel blue and lethargic, and long for
Be Yourself. Healthy. Happy. Hopeful. Introducing BANA's new podcast! Created through a collaboration between Ph.D student from University of Windsor, Sara Santarossa and the Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association (BANA); - "Be Yourself. Healthy. Happy. Hopeful." - is our latest avenue into educating the public and promote healthy, active lifestyles. Hosted by BANA health promoter,
Content by Sara Dalrymple, RSW MSW BA Psych., BANA Clinical Therapist ______________________________________________________________________________ Unfair to Compare Have you ever compared yourself to another individual and ended up not feeling very good about yourself thereafter? Have you ever looked at someone else and thought, “If only I looked like them, my life would be different, all
It’s back to school time again and BANA is pleased to present our two new Post-Secondary Practicum Students. Jade Piper is currently a fourth year Social Work student at the University of Windsor. She is completing her placement hours here with us at BANA in the intake department. Jade hopes to go onto grad