Media Articles and Blogspots
The transition from child to adult is a difficult one when it comes to mental health challenges
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.”
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:
Is the the “western pin-thin ideal” to blame for the criticism against Aishwarya Rai?
Adversity makes for resilient teens:
The author of “A Parent’s Guide to Defeating Eating Disorders” talks about how eating disorders are a “secretive disease”:
Brandy talks about her experience with an eating disorder as a teenager
Canada’s First-ever National Mental Health Policy
Signs for parents to watch “An eating disorder can do damage before you know it’s there — it’s hard to detect on radar”
Just how prevalent are eating disorders? Who is affected? You might be surprised:
Is the Fight Against Childhood Obesity Creating Eating Disorders?
Researchers explore the link between emotional eating and stress in the workplace
“Bigorexia”: trying to transform into the “ideal male body”
Data suggests the number of middle-aged women with eating disorders is rising
Two articles on a step in the right direction for today’s media, body image, and the law:
Teenagers at an Ottawa high school comment on the media’s Photoshopping tricks
French report calls for a ban on beauty contests for under-16s and children’s lingerie
The Ottawa Citizen reports on the connection between peer pressure and food restriction
A positive recovery story in the Globe and Mail
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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