#TOTW from 29-04-16 ‘…stigma, denial, and a lack of public awareness…’


I hadn’t forgotten a #TOTW for last week! I have chosen to re-highlight the issue of eating disorders, and as the article below says, the lack of public awareness about them:

“…stigma, denial, and a lack of public awareness about …”  https://www.theguardian.com/science/sifting-the-evidence/2016/apr/28/eating-disorders-are-more-common-in-some-schools-than-others-but-why

The article looks at how the educational environment may play a part in eating disorders. Dr. Helen Bould states:

“Of course, eating disorders are complex illnesses, and what leads any one individual to become ill will probably involve genetic predisposition, personal characteristics and the environment and stressors they encounter. School environments are just one factor that may play a part.”

It’s an interesting article and well worth 5 minutes of your time.

Ben 🙂