Life in Balance

Through this online art blog/gallery we can encourage, inspire and share hope with one another…We invite who you to share your “NAPS” (News, Art ,Poetry, Songs) or inspirations. Email if you would like to share inspirations. Please note we can not post advice with regards to nutrition and exercise.

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EDOYR visits Holy Trinity CHS!

Ways to show support and raise awareness!

Marco, a grade 11 student at Holy Trinity CHS in Richmond Hill, poses with Janice, Executive Director of Eating Disorders of York Region (EDOYR).

Marco and his group chose EDOYR as their charity for the (YPI) Youth and Philanthropy Initiative project, in Grade 10.  Continuing to provide support, Marco proposed EDOYR as one of the non-profit agencies that would benefit from “Dress Down Day” at Holy Trinity. 

Thank you Marco and the students and staff at Holy Trinity for your community support!

Read the follow-up post here!

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Statistically speaking… reports:

Going to extremes: Eating disorders

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental health disease in America. Take a look at these statistics from the National Eating Disorders Association.

Although these are American statistics, they still give a picture of how prevalent eating disorders are.

NEDA diagram

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Know Drugs! Pt. 3

It is common for us to go to the doctor, get a prescription, and get a drug. When talking to your doctor, make sure to discuss the alternatives as well as all the side effects the drug may have. In the summer, our placement student Michelle De Faria, and summer student Leviana Coccia, made two videos as part of their “Know Drugs” campaign to raise awareness about prescription drugs. Not long ago, we came across an article called “The Drugs Don’t Work” on the recovery network: Toronto that talks about how drug testing may not be as reliable as we think which reinforces the message to Know Drugs!!! The article can be found here.

To review Michelle and Leviana’s videos, see below.
Know Drugs
Know Drugs, 2nd Ed.