Wednesday, February 20, 2008 – 7:30pm
USA 2005. Director: Lauren Greenfield
Introduced by Jenny Barley
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Samantha Kelleher
Co-sponsored by Specialized Eating Disorders Services, Providence
Health Care – St. Paul ‘s Hospital and Medical Students for Mental
Our society’s preoccupation with body image is reflected in the fact that, at any given time, 70 percent of women and 35 percent of men are dieting. More seriously, a 1993 Statistics Canada survey reported that, among women aged 15 to 25, 1 to 2 percent have anorexia and 3 to 5 percent have bulimia. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all mental illnesses, with 10 to 20 percent eventually dying from complications.