The Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Huron Shores, via Resolution #19-01-27 dated January 9th, 2019, supports the education efforts of the National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) by proclaiming February 1st to February 7th, 2019, as Eating Disorder Awareness Week.

The Municipality received the following Proclamation from the NEDIC, as follows:

“WHEREAS: Eating Disorder Awareness Week will be from February 1 – 7, 2019; and

WHEREAS: Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate among all psychiatric illnesses and can develop in anyone, regardless of age, ethno-racial background, socioeconomic status, gender or ability; and

WHEREAS; Stigma, secrecy and stereotypes still surround eating disorders, causing many people who are suffering to refrain from seeking help; and

WHEREAS; Open supportive dialogue can help break the shame and silence that affect nearly 1 million Canadians living with diagnosable eating disorders and the millions of others who are struggling with food and weight preoccupation; and

WHEREAS; Eating Disorder Awareness Week seeks to raise awareness of eating disorders, shed light on dangerous and pervasive myths, and promote prevention. It is also a time of year for Canadians to learn about available resources and appropriate services for themselves and/or loved ones; and

WHEREAS, Eating Disorder Awareness Week aims to teach Canadians that eating disorders are not a choice, and that eating disorders are a serious and dangerous mental illness.”

Please visit the NEDIC website for further information and resources:

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