ED 101 — A Film About Eating Disorders
November 27, 2011 by Robyn Hussa Farrell
Filed under Anorexia, Athletes, Binge Eating, Bulimia, Disordered Eating, Eating Disorders, EDNOS, Expressive Arts, Males with Eating Disorders, Mental Health, Recovery
This is our first post from Robyn Hussa, President of Normal in Schools (NIS). She started NIS driven to bring to our schools education about eating disorder through theater (or as Robyn would say “theatre” but I’m not so hip to the art scene).
We all think we know everything about eating disorders, after all we are suffers, or recovered sufferers so we understand more than anyone right? Not so fast.
Through my friendship with Robyn I have learned the truth about EDs, and the exhausting process of getting people to LISTEN. We talk, we talk, we talk — in fact that is all we do here…..but there are a select few that make things happen.
Robyn’s one of those people who executes. Through blood, sweat and tears she’s going to make NIS a worldwide success. The effort that went into creating this film, and getting it to market, is beyond what most of us can even imagine. So, if you can do me a HUGE favor….take the time to watch this. Then send it to a friend or two, or a hundred. You’ll have done your good deed for the day. – mamaV XO
Check out Eating Disorders 101 (ED 101) — a free 35 minute film that is a collaborative effort between more than 20 nonprofit
organizations; including, NEDA, BEDA, EDAN, FED UP INC and many more.
Click here to watch now!
The project is sponsored by Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center and is a free arts-based learning tool to offer a comprehensive overview of eating disorders told in documentary-style format and includes expert testimony, interviews with family members and positive journeys of recovery.
The film highlights the acclaimed NORMAL In Schools program which is based on a live rock musical NORMAL (a true story of a family’s struggle with anorexia). Broadway and American Idol performers lend their talent to this comprehensive learning tool.
The 35 minute film is meant to be accompanied by a discussion panel of experts. Teachers and community leaders have access to a free 90-page curriculum which offers facts, activities and a full transcript of the film.
Learn more here.