Our society has a preoccupation with body image. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all mental illnesses, with 10% to 20% eventually dying from complications.
Clearly, these potentially life-threatening conditions are a growing problem. Despite their collective label, these disorders are not about food. Eating disorders are a way of coping with deeper problems that a person finds too painful or difficult to deal with directly. They are complex conditions that signal difficulties with identity, self-concept and self-esteem. Eating disorders cross cultural, racial and socio-economic boundaries, and affect men and women.
If you, or someone you love is struggling with over or under eating, our counsellors are ready to help.