Eating disorders are very prevalent amongst university students. They are complex and are caused and maintained by multiple factors including biological, psychological and environmental factors. They are unhealthy coping mechanisms and can be associated with underlying psychological issues. Eating disorders can range from mild to moderate to severe.
We live in a society that idolizes the buff and lean; those that look this way are placed on a pedestal and viewed as the embodiment of both success and happiness. The repercussions of preoccupations with weight and shape point to other outcomes though—increases in anxiety, depression, irritability, anger, frustration, suicidal thoughts and attempts and, of primary focus here, eating disorders.
At McGill University, we have an Eating Disorder Program, specifically to treat McGill students. We have a multidisciplinary team, provide comprehensive assessments and follow-up. We provide individual therapy, nutrition counseling, meal planning, group therapy, meal support, psychoeducation and more. If you have any question or concerns, want an assessment or are even unsure, please contact us at 514-398-6019 or email us at edpclerk [dot] mentalhealth [at] mcgill [dot] ca. We are here to help you, your friends and your families.