Panel Discussion

Eating Disorders are Not a Choice: What Friends & Family of People with Eating Disorders Need to Know

Are you supporting someone who is experiencing an eating disorder? Are you worried that a loved one might have one? Join us as friends, family and health care providers share experiences and strategies.

Panel includes:

  • Anne Marie Coolen, a parent who supported a young daughter to recovery using Family Based Therapy;
  • John Kuehn, who provides a father’s perspective of providing support through Emotion Focused Communication;
  • Emily Coolen and Sara Mackie, who each recovered from an eating disorder;
  • Melissa Kemp, RN, a nurse at the Eating Disorders Specific Care Clinic, IWK Health Centre.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Sackville Public Library, Fenerty Room 1 | 636 Sackville Diver, Lower Sackville Register

Eating disorders are serious, complex mental illnesses that can impact anyone. With support and treatment, full recovery is possible.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week is a nationally recognized week designed to raise awareness of eating disorders. In Canada, it is held February 1-7, 2017

The events for Eating Disorders Awareness Week are presented with support from the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia.


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