Thursday, May 12, 2011

Highly Regarded Speaking Out About ED Film Released and Available Now


Five years in the making, NORMAL In Schools (NIS) Founder and President, Robyn Hussa, explores the physiological, biological and social elements contributing to the growing problem of eating disorders (ED) and obesity in our society. Through the NIS nonprofit arts programs in schools and treatment hospitals, she has had the unique opportunity to communicate with clinicians, families and sufferers of this tragic disorder and provide hope in recognizing the pain and suffering of both the inflicted and their families.  This documentary film is penetrating and insightful in shedding light on a highly misunderstood mental illness, while shattering misconceptions about ED and obesity. 

SPEAKING OUT ABOUT ED is a 40-minute documentary film beginning with a solid overview of the symptoms and types of disorders and a basic discussion of the biological underpinnings. Professionals explain why eating disorders are a disease not a "choice."  In addition, they make a very important point that can't be stressed enough.  Disordered eating behaviors, no matter what kind, are a coping mechanism to deal with feelings rather than to alleviate appearance concerns.

The film features some of the world's leading experts on eating disorders such as Dr. Evelyn Attia, M.D., Director Columbia University Eating Disorders, Carolyn Costin, M.A., M.Ed., MFT, Director of Montenido, Dr. Steven Hinshaw, Ph.D., Chair of Psychology UC-Berkeley, Julie Holland, MHS, Director, IAEDP,  Dr. Walter Kaye, M.D., Director, Eating Disorders Program -- UC San Diego, Dr. Ken Weiner, M.D., Founding Partner, Eating Recovery Center, Lynn Grefe, President and CEO of NEDA, Chevese Turner, founder of the Binge Eating Disorder Association and Robyn Hussa, the president of NORMAL in Schools as well as others.
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