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Free Webinar: Men and Eating Disorders

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Free Webinar: Men and Eating Disorders

You’re invited for EHN Canada’s next educational webinar: Men and Eating Disorders with Joanna Anderson, MSW, RSW, Executive Director at Bellwood Health Services and Gateway Recovery Centre.

Despite increased efforts by the eating disorder community to bring awareness and prevention of male eating disorders, it is still often stigmatized as a female issue. Since males often want to be perceived as strong, masculine and independent – this can hinder their willingness to ask for help. Many men avoid seeking treatment for eating disorders because of their feelings of shame, due to a common belief that eating disorders are a female issue, not male. In a poll of adolescents, cited by the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), researchers found that 33 percent of males used unhealthy behaviors to control weight. These boys may have used exercise, diet changes, or both in order to drop pounds and make their bodies slimmer. Those behaviors could become yet more intense with time. Join Joanna Anderson on Thursday, April 7 as she provides her expertise and insight while leading the Men and Eating Disorders educational webinar.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Discuss the stigma and shame men feel when seeking treatment for an eating disorder
  • Evidence based overview of treatment options for eating disorders
  • Introduction to local treatment programs


Date: April 7, 2022 – 12pm ET, 9am PT

Duration: 1-hour (45-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute Q&A)

Cost: COMPLIMENTARY

This webinar provides 1.0 CEU credits recognized by the CACCF, CCPA, MDPAC, and CVRP.

For more information and to register, please visit: https://ehncanada.zoom.us/webi...BRpbyiRuaapfQfgFA17w

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