The Problem with Media’s History of Using Eating Disorders as Satire
March 2019 HelloGiggles
“Unfortunately, most of how we’re seeing eating disorders being portrayed in popular media today only perpetuates the longstanding stereotypes.” – Emily Slager, LMHC, AVP, Clinical Operations – MA
A recent Op-Ed article, written by eating disorder survivor Ellen Ricks, was featured in the popular motherhood blog, HelloGiggles. In the piece, Ellen talks about the media’s unfair representation of eating disorders in many common pop culture movies and television series. Walden Behavioral Care’s own Emily Slager, Assistant Vice President of Clinical Operations in Massachusetts was quoted as an expert commentator discussing the harmful effects that perpetuating eating disorder myths can have on those seeking or receiving treatment.
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