Wednesday, 20 November 2013

More ED and Mental Health Myths

I found this online and thought that it did a great job of busting some myths about eating disorders. It is worth reading - before suffering, I admit that I believed some of these myths. Sadly, society still has many misconceptions about eating disorders and this is why I work to raise awareness about this illness and mental health in general. I think this is a great fact sheet to look at and to question yourself about. For example, many people think that eating disorders are all about getting attention. Others think that ED only happens in Europeans and only in females. Take a look at these myths and what the truth is. Become informed and be aware! For more information or to see the picture in a greater size, you can visit http://www.nedc.com.au/myths-about-eating-disorders.

Before you read the picture, try asking yourself or someone you know these questions about ED and/or mental health, and see what the response is. Do you know the truth, or are they myths?

1) People choose to have eating disorders
2) It is easy to recover from ED
3) Recovery only means eating lots of food
4) Mental illnesses do not cause death
5) You always know when someone has ED or a mental illness
6) Only people with dysfunctional families get mental illnesses
7) You have to be a perfectionist to get an eating disorder
8) Recovery is never truly possible
9) Most healthcare professionals know how to help patients with ED
10) Mental health stigma no longer exists


45 comments:

  1. I personally was not aware of a disease called ED ,just felt that people who restrict are just seeking attention or lacking control. Helpful info Marina

    Horta

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  2. I am studying political science and I admit that most of my knowledge about ED were just MYTH except the credible info I learnt from your wonderful blog Marina

    Jack

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  3. Excuse me Marina, even though I am following your blog and learning a lot but I tried to answer your questions and I got 3 wrong.
    You can see how much MYTH about ED in our society

    Carlos

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  4. Thank you for this wonderful post and NEDC connection that help us differentiate between the truth and Myth.

    Blanchette

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  5. The benefits of complete recovery is not only awareness but Raising the awareness and inform people and get people connected to credible info to discern between the truth and myth.
    God bless you Marina

    Mary
    Mississauga

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  6. Wonderful post Marina
    I really needed this

    Thanks a lot.
    With my humble respect

    Mohammad

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  7. I want to thank you for this post that is big relief not only for me but may be many others parents who were feeling guilty about having a daughter or a son with ED

    JP
    A very thankful mother

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  8. I am impressed with this summary picture that can inform people of the truth about ED.

    Anastashia

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  9. Excellent summary page Marina

    Maritza

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  10. This coloured page is very attractive,eloquently written and easy to understand and can tell even naïve people about this serious illness.

    Rodica

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  11. Good post .I like it

    Cindrella

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  12. The answers to those 10 questions make you feel understanding of ED.

    Clorado

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  13. Sounds like lots of myth over there.

    Amanjit

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  14. Thank you for sending this very informative info.
    It is an excellent summary

    Sally

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  15. This is wonderful website and wonderful summary.
    Thanks for the effort to raise awareness.

    Sasha

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  16. Wonderful ,concise and informative comparison between the truth and myth.
    Many of us were only aware of the myth.

    Pierrette

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  17. As you may rememebr Marina,I was treated in and out hospital several times and relapsed several times before my complete cure about 7 years ago.I met many ED victims and their families and beleive me all what is common in the eyes and minds of people only the MYTH and not the truth (including myself at the begining of my treatment).
    I add my voice to yours to raise the awreness and dispell all the myth


    Recovered ED victim

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  18. Even though my history with ED is relatively new ,(thanks to Marina who picked me up before going into the slippery dumps) but I admit neither my knowledges,my family or friends was more than the MYTH .
    Now I know .
    I like this picture and website ,thanks Marina


    Nanaraj

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  19. I love this summary and it is easy to read and looking nice and organized

    Zak

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  20. Marina
    Myself I had known the MYTH about ED and I thought I had mild case that not needed be looked at but you woke me up and alerted me and you were thoughtful and right(Thank you)
    I tell you all people who were around me and even up till now know only the myth and not the truth about ED.
    Thankfully We know all the truth and We are cured and now all of us raising the awareness with you


    Anne

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  21. I like this post as a very attractive summary that I can print it in color and post it

    Raja

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  22. I agree with you Marina and your readers ,this is very helpful informative simple piece of info that can say it all.

    Alfonso

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  23. Thanks for raising the awareness and this page .

    Sandra D

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  24. I am very proud of you my friend

    Hamza

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  25. Good job Marina

    Yoganand

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  26. Congratulations for the good post Marina. You are A Gem.

    Lillian

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  27. This is a very thorough but concise summary for all of us to know.

    Oswaldo

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  28. I agree this is a good job

    Yara

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  29. I am very proud of you Marina

    Ivanka

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  30. Thank you Marina for raising the awareness and information that can be memorized easily .
    I a, surprised how much myth out there.

    Sorina

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  31. Many people like your blog and I am no different.
    This one is really good

    Kadisha

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  32. Despite I am reading your blog regularly but I got 7 questions wrong.
    I think this is unique serious disease and so lots of myth about ED .

    Kapoor

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  33. The 10 questions is a 10 tips.
    Trust me only few people hear about ED and so people knowledge about ED likely will be just MYTH

    Mariett

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  34. Holly ,all this myth despite all the media that bombard us with rubbish

    Magaly

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  35. Wonderful post Marina

    Shady

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  36. Marina
    I learnt a lot from this post.
    I am very proud of you


    Mays

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  37. I am surprised how myth can hang in people's mind more than facts and truth.
    Thank you for shedding the light on this Marina

    Fernandez

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  38. I love the pictures and the organiztions of the post.
    I love you ifyou answer the 10 questions so that I do not have to read the whole NEDC!!!

    Hend

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  39. Wonderful post

    Katina

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  40. This is a consice but informative summary about truth and myth wne you come to ED .
    Thanks for rasing the awreness Marina

    Gerry

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  41. I think people believe the myths as doctors do not know the truth about ED

    Mehta

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  42. I congratulate you Marina for this amazing post

    Shishgeri

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  43. You wrote this in common English language easy for me to understand .
    Now I can teach others about ED and help raise the awareness .


    Sam Ibrahim
    Burnhamthorpe Mississauga

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  44. I like this post and I appreciate all your efforts to raise the awareness\


    Sarosh

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  45. Good Job Marina

    Madiha

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