Do You Have an Eating Disorder?

(DVD) 2008, HRM, 19 minutes, Grades 7 – 12

In this video teens and young adults describe their eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, purging and compulsive exercising. A young country singer describes her battle with anorexia and talks about how she used her music as part of her recovery. A teenage boy dispels the myth that eating disorders affect only girls and describes his own struggle to recover. A teen and her counselor talk about the interaction of culture, family and community in her recovery. The program stresses that there are warning signs for different eating disorders; that eating disorders have serious, even deadly, health consequences; and there are positive steps to take if you or a friend are at risk. Part of Curriculum in a Box: Mental Health.

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