Multimedia editor Tristan Surman tells the story of his personal experience with eating disorders, and uses it to contextualize an investigation into why a program, that was so helpful to people, became inaccessible to students.
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Eating Disorder Program cutbacks reveal pre-existing flaws in the system
At the beginning of the Fall semester, McGill University Student Services quietly closed its Eating Disorder Program (EDP). Since 2009, the EDP has provided professional healthcare, support, and group therapy for students grappling with all forms of eating disorders. September’s reforms dispersed these services across existing counselling and psychiatric departments,[Read More…]
Accessible care or adequate care: Students with eating disorders shouldn’t have to choose
McGill’s Mental Health and Counselling Services face a twofold challenge: Make mental health care efficient and accessible to all students, while ensuring that care is appropriate to each student’s specific needs. Given limited resources, it is not an easy balance to strike. But it is, fundamentally, a balance—not an either-or[Read More…]