Category: International Interview Series

Eating Disorders in South Africa

Eating Disorders in South Africa South Africa is undergoing extreme urbanization and development, leading to a variety of cultural changes and unique issues affecting its population. Experts hypothesize that rates of eating disorders will rise rapidly with this urbanization [1]. The exact rates of eating disorders throughout South Africa are difficult to pinpoint due to the little research that has [...]
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International Interview Series: Harriet Parsons of Bodywhys: The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland

Woman by water Contributor: Harriet Parsons, M.A., M.Sc., Reg. Prac. APPI., of Bodywhys: The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland 1. What made you decide to get involved in the eating disorder community throughout Ireland? Bodywhys: The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland is the national voluntary organisation for people affected by eating disorders, including friends and family. It was [...]
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International Interview Series: Dr. Gregory Jantz, Founder of The Center ▪ A Place of Hope’s Ministry in Ecuador

International Interview Series contributor: Dr. Gregory Jantz, Founder of The Center ▪ A Place of Hope’s Ministry in Ecuador 1. What inspired you to start a ministry in Ecuador? Many years ago, The Center had a family that sent their daughter to us. She was young, about 15 or 16 years old. As we treated [...]
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International Interview Series: Wendy Preskow of Canada, Founder & President of National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED)

Wendy Preskow, Canada, International Interview Series International Interview Series Contributor: Wendy Preskow of Canada, Founder & President of National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED) 1. What inspired you to become involved in the eating disorder community throughout Canada? Our daughter, 31, has been suffering from Anorexia and Bulimia for more than half her life. As parents, my husband and I have [...]
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International Interview Series: Kayley Reed of Canada, Co-Founder of Wear Your Label

Kayley Reed, International Interview Canada - Wear Your Label International Interview Series Contributor from Canada:  Kayley Reed, Co-founder of Wear Your Label 1. What inspired you to become involved Canada’s mental health community? Three years ago, I never would have ever anticipated being as involved with the mental health community as I am today. I was in my final year of university, and grappling with [...]
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International Interview Series: Beat, Top Eating Disorder Organization in the United Kingdom

Contributor: Tracy Riches, Beat’s Helpline Manager 1.  What inspired you to become involved in Beat? I have always been passionate about mental health. Family members have experienced various forms of eating difficulties and therefore I wanted to make a difference. I’m enthusiastic about challenging stigma and supporting others to make sure they get the help and [...]
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International Interview Series: Dr. Sanjay Chugh of India

SANJAY CHUGH headshot What inspired you to become involved in eating disorders throughout India? The human mind has always fascinated me. I still get intrigued by the way the mind works when it gets depressed, or when it turns anxious. Eating Disorders are, for me, a very grave yet interesting manifestation of a mind that is in distress. [...]
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International Interview Series: Dr. Jeremy Alford of Indonesia & the Middle East

Dr Jeremy Alford Headshot  What inspired you to become involved in eating disorders throughout Indonesia and the Middle East?   When I left the UK for Lebanon in 2003, I knew that resources in mental health were under developed. My immediate intention was to bring a more innovative and evidence based therapy approach to the country. After setting up [...]
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