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posted: February 16th, 2000
Film - Male Perspective of Anorexia/Bulimia

My name is Brad Peyton, and I'm a young filmmaker who is recovering from Anorexia and Bulimia. I have been granted by the Canadian Arts Council a grant that covers 75% of my budget for a short film. I am looking to gather the rest of the financing through other grants, support from the film industry and any private means necessary. I am, besides financially, looking for any kind of support possible via e-mail, letters, etc. that might help my project along.

My story is one of a MALE PERSPECTIVE so I am especially looking for feedback from males, stories, and ideas to what they think finally got them to 'wake-up' from their illness, or if they haven't what might?

Don't hesitate to write, call, or e-mail me and I would gladly send or discuss my project. Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from some of you soon.

Sincerely,
Brad Peyton

Contact info:

    Brad Peyton
    Green Sweater Films
    50 Borden Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2M9

    e-mail: docterd@rocketmail.com


posted: February 16th, 2000
National Eating Disorders Screening Week
February 14th to 18th

FACILITIES NATIONWIDE OFFER FREE PROGRAM TO HELP THOSE WHO OBSESS ABOUT FOOD AND WEIGHT

"For some people, the battle to attain a certain shape or size becomes an obsession," says Sara F. Forman, M.D., Director of the Outpatient Eating Disorders Program, Children�s Hospital, Boston. "The focus on food, dieting and exercise goes way beyond what is normal or healthy and leads to dangerous health effects and psychological pain. But there are ways to call a truce."

Helping people gain control of this internal battle is the motivation for the National Eating Disorders Screening Program, a national outreach taking place February 14-18 across the country. Some one thousand facilities nationwide, including high schools, colleges and hospitals are offering free, anonymous screenings for eating disorders with the educational message that "How You Look Is Not Who You Are." Attendees will be able to take a self-test for eating disorders, hear an educational presentation and talk one-on-one with a health professional. Referrals to treatment and support services will be made as needed. Those interested in finding a nearby site can call 1-800-405-9100 (beginning January 17).

Eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder. All can result in serious physical health consequences, such as cardiac abnormalities, osteoporosis, and digestive and intestinal problems. The psychological characteristics vary, but generally involve poor self-esteem, isolation from family and friends, and significant distortions in the way the person sees his or her body.

The National Eating Disorders Screening Program is a national program organized by the nonprofit Screening for Mental Health, Inc., formerly the National Mental Illness Screening Project. Project partners include the Outpatient Eating Disorders Program at Children�s Hospital, Boston and the Massachusetts Eating Disorder Association, Inc. (MEDA). NEDSP is being held during Eating Disorders Awareness Week, February 14-20, 2000. It is funded primarily through a grant from The McKnight Foundation in Minneapolis, MN.

Call: 1-800-405-9100
or Visit: www.nmisp.org/eat.htm


posted: February 16th, 2000
Eating Disorder Training Offered!
ANNOUNCING! A RETREAT STYLE EATING DISORDER TRAINING FOR HARRIED PROFESSIONALS!

  • Featuring 2 days with Carolyn costin the author of "Your DietingDaughter" and "The Eating Disorder Sourcebook" and owner/director of the Monte Nido Treatment Center in Malibu, CA.

  • Featuring 2 days with Francie White, MSRD, creator of INNER ESCAPES WORKSHOP COMPANY, designer one of the best eating disorder trainings in the United States.(Guest speakers vary each training and will be announced.)

  • Featuring: A workshop limited to 25 women in the hills of Santa Barbara California, at a Yoga Retreat Center, offering meals, massages, yoga, movement, mythology and ritual as well as dynamic and powerful training for professionals in the eating disorder field.

    Topics include: Demonstration sessions, not just lectures in the treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia, compulsive overeating, body image problems and exercise disorders. We cater our case questions to the participants who attend. Each workshop offers powerful inner work to participate in and go home with, whether you are a professional with your own eating problems and/or are coming to enhance your skills with clients. Enjoy a council circle format, with afternoon breaks to hike, kayak, ride bikes, shop or relax in the beautiful retreat center environment.

    Dates: April 13 (Noon) To April 16th (Noon)
    Cost Includes Room, Delicious Meals, Tuition And Abundant Workshop Supplies: $675.00. Visa/Mc Accepted/Payment Plans Possible!

    For more information or to register contact: 800 263-4217

    Francie White's trainings are not to be missed! Participants return year after year and claim that from their experience, their lives have changed forever and their practices with clients have taken quantum leaps!


    posted: February 16th, 2000
    Looking for Men to be Interviewed

    We are researchers and clinicians in the field of eating disorders at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School. We focus our work on men and boys with this devastating condition. We have done lots of research and have seen many patients over the years. Good Housekeeping Magazine is interviewing us for an article on this underrecognized problem in males. We are looking for any boys (under the age of 18) or young males (18-25) who have had an eating disorder since adolescence who are interested in being interviewed by Good Housekeeping. We assert that confidentiality will be preserved and your name and other identifying information will be anonymous. This article will reach many, many readers who otherwise will never be acquainted with the fact that we need to look at this important, neglected issue in the lives of many males.

    If you are interested, please call us toll-free at 1-800-444-0601 and ask to speak with Dr. Pope. Thank you.

    Roberto Olivardia, M.A.
    Clinical Fellow in the Department of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

    Harrison G. Pope, Jr., M.D.
    Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School


    posted: February 16th, 2000
    Montreux Centre Update

    Montreux has launched an appeal of the decision to revoke its license. They have been granted a "stay" and may remain open pending the appeal decision.

    Consult their website for further info:
    www.montreux.org


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