Cheryl`s Statement on the first ever World Eating Disorders A ...

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Ms. Cheryl Hardcastle (Windsor—Tecumseh, NDP): Mr. Speaker, tomorrow, June 2, is the first ever World Eating Disorders Action Day. I voice sympathy for those we have lost to eating disorders, and our compassion and encouragement for those battling an eating disorder and their families. About 80% of people with eating disorders are girls or women. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, yet full recovery is possible. Here in Canada, organizations such as Windsor's Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association, work hard to advance awareness, research, and treatment of this misunderstood illness. The Government of Canada should work with them, allocate more funding for research, and work with provinces and territories to establish a national strategy for the elimination of these eating disorders.


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