Have you ever heard about “the inner voice of an eating disorder”? That intimidating little voice inside the head of a young person with this disease? We call it “the Bully.”
I’m writing to you today to ask for your help to silence that little voice in their heads.
It can affect anyone. The Bully isolates you from your friends and family. The Bully tells you lies. The Bully physically hurts you. It controls you.
There are many different eating disorders. The best known are anorexia and bulimia. They’re mental health disorders. They have serious psychological and physical consequences. And in extreme cases, they can be deadly.
In the Montérégie-Centre, adolescents suffering from EDs can be treated by a family doctor, a pediatrician and/or mental health professionals at the CLSC. But we have no specialized public ED clinic in the sector.
And when they’re doing very poorly, they’re usually sent to a major children’s hospital. To hospitalize a young person is to deprive them of their community, friends, family and school. Outpatient clinic support is the best therapeutic option.
You can help us create an outpatient ED clinic! It’s a concrete way to respond to the dramatic increase in EDs among our young people in the past few years.
Right now, there’s a critical lack of resources. We need you in order to help these young people and prevent hospitalizations.
By making a donation, you’re offering comprehensive care, close to home: a specialized health professional, a nutritionist, support groups, clinical tools, training.
Will you help us silence the Bully by making this clinic a reality? Create a new, more caring voice in our young people?
Dr. Gabrielle Spiegle Morin
Pediatrician specialized in Adolescent Medicine
Hôpital Charles-Le Moyne
P.S.: Will you join the support network for these young people suffering from eating disorders by making a donation? Show our young people that they’re not alone in facing this disease. Please donate today.
*If you have already made a donation.
Thank you so much for your help and compassion!