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: @cnnhealth

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:–holland-s-next-top-model-deemed-too-fat-wins-suit-against-elite-agency

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 <> .

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Airbrushed make up ads banned

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

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