Recovering from Eating Disorders

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Eating disorders affect up to 24 million Americans, most of them girls and young women. For National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Dr. Jennifer Ashton talks with Project HEAL's Liana Rosenman about her organization's mission and her personal story.

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"My life was consumed with food, insecurities and my outward appearance. While other kids were learning what their favourite sports or colours were, I had my head in a toilet."

Melanie

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