What I Wish People Knew…

Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW) is just around the corner. Last year we had a successful “Be Kind to Yourself” campaign, highlighting the importance of self-compassion. This year, building upon that idea we want to turn our focus towards “being kind and compassionate towards others” by hearing from those in our community.

EDAW is a time to escalate awareness of the impact of Eating Disorders, the dangerous stereotypes and myths, and the supports available for people living with or affected by them.

We want to hear from you, to amplify your voices and experiences by answering the following question(s):

“What do you wish people knew about Eating Disorders?” OR “What do you wish people knew about YOUR Eating Disorder?”

Below are some examples/prompts but don’t feel limited to these ideas. Please note: Submissions can be anonymous.

  • Your experience
  • Supporting someone with an Eating Disorder
  • Recovery
  • Misconceptions
  • What helped/what didn’t
  • How someone could help you
  • Triggers
  • Eating disorders services
  • What eating disorders are/aren’t
  • Services/treatment available
  • Knowledge of Eating Disorders among other professionals
  • Barriers to treatment

“You never know what someone is going through. Be Kind. Always.”

Using the form below you can now submit a voice note or written response which may be read, posted or shared during EDAW Feb 1-7, 2021.

Reminder: Submission can be anonymous.

We hope together, by sharing our voices, we can educate the public about the realities of eating disorders, and provide hope, support, and visibility to individuals and families affected by eating disorders.

Complete the form below to enter your submission

I Wish Form

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In partnership with Windsor Essex Community Health Centre – Teen Health, BANA provides centralized intake for new client inquiries for residents of Windsor and Essex County.

Intake services are provided to all ages, free of charge and will streamline your access to treatment and provide a continuum of care while answering your questions and requests for assistance.

You can contact the Centralized Intake Worker at 1-855-969-5530 or by completing an inquiry form below.