At 13, Jillian’s family pushed her into lifesaving treatment but she didn’t fully recover. As she got older she continued to struggle and she was faced with the choice of going towards recovery or letting the eating disorder take over. Therapy, regular check in’s with herself, re-engaging in her life and being involved with folks who have also recovered helps her to stay on that path. This is her story about her path to recovery and how supporting others confirms her passion for recovery.
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.