Dustin tried various treatments, but credits the eating disorder peer support group with launching his recovery. For the first time he could see someone in real life who was living in recovery, someone to aspire to. Recovery for him means turning inward with kindness and warmth and compassion instead of regret, and shame, and self-loathing. This is Dustin’s story of his continuing journey on the path to recovery and the importance of peer support.
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.