Media Articles and Blogspots

The transition from child to adult is a difficult one when it comes to mental health challenges

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/health/Suicidal+teen+family+fears+life+awaits+help/7304562/story.html#ixzz27gXcsrda

Unrealistic body images in the media and a celebrity culture have led more women to try to stay thin during pregnancy

After many pleas from teenage girls to publish photographs of models that don’t look touched up, Seventeen Magazine vows “to show real girls as they really are.”

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/03/after-petition-drive-seventeen-magazine-commits-to-show-girls-as-they-really-are/?ref=media

Diversity in fashion: Can using different types of models benefit brands? Findings from Ben Barry reported in Elle Canada:

A thought-provoking CBC interview with Ben Barry, speaking on the topic of ultra-thin models:

http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/qpodcast_20120607_29513.mp3

Is the the “western pin-thin ideal” to blame for the criticism against Aishwarya Rai?

http://india.nydailynews.com/newsarticle/4fb3df17b7445c3d4e000001/aishwarya-rai-s-post-baby-body-forces-india-to-confront-its-attitude-to-women

Adversity makes for resilient teens:

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Health/Family-Child/6587875/story.html

The author of “A Parent’s Guide to Defeating Eating Disorders” talks about how eating disorders are a “secretive disease”:

http://www.kidsmentalhealth.ca/news_and_events/child-mental-health-news-id-2130.htm

Brandy talks about her experience with an eating disorder as a teenager

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/25/brandy-eating-disorder-teen_n_1453420.html

Canada’s First-ever National Mental Health Policy

http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Health/20120506/canada-mental-health-strategy-120506/

Signs for parents to watch “An eating disorder can do damage before you know it’s there — it’s hard to detect on radar”

http://://t.co/erscUK38

Just how prevalent are eating disorders? Who is affected? You might be surprised:

http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2012/03/health/infographic.eating.disorders/index.html @cnnhealth

Is the Fight Against Childhood Obesity Creating Eating Disorders?

http://t.co/73KNR6Mh http://t.co/RGdS2gfv

Researchers explore the link between emotional eating and stress in the workplace

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/the-hot-button/work-burnout-tied-to-emotional-eating-in-women/article2367568

“Bigorexia”: trying to transform into the “ideal male body”

http://www.capitalnews.ca/index.php/multimedia/#/building-a-body-image

Data suggests the number of middle-aged women with eating disorders is rising

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/02/eating-disorders-middle-age_n_1313791.html?ref=fifty&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000008

Two articles on a  step in the right direction for today’s media, body image, and the law:

http://www.thespec.com/living/style/article/683208–holland-s-next-top-model-deemed-too-fat-wins-suit-against-elite-agency

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2012/03/08/dutch-model-wins-lawsuit.html

Teenagers at an Ottawa high school comment on the media’s Photoshopping tricks

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/teens/teen-behaviour/in-an-airbrushed-world-how-do-you-define-whats-truly-hot/article2355862/

French report calls for a ban on beauty contests for under-16s and children’s lingerie

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/06/french-report-sexualisation-of-children?CMP=twt_fd

The Ottawa Citizen reports on the connection between peer pressure and food restriction

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/fashion-beauty/Peer+pressure+drives+socially+transmitted+anorexia/6234956/story.html

A positive recovery story in the Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/health-facts-and-arguments/i-outran-my-anorexic-demon/article2269507/

According to a UK charity  a rise in male eating disorders is the tip of iceberg

More than a million people are affected by eating disorders in Britain and up to 20 per cent of those are male, according to British eating disorders charity Beat <http://www.b-eat.co.uk/Home> .

Click here for article…  http://www.canada.com/health/Rise+male+eating+disorders+iceberg+charity/5096149/story.html

Airbrushed make up ads banned

The Advertising Standard Authority in the UK has banned  airbrushed make up ads for being misleading.

Click here for the article…  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14304802

 

 

 

 

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