November 30, 2011
Making noise to say "treatment at ALL ages!"
June Alexander is a shining example of a patient once given up on who has gone on to recovery and to fight for others - young and old. She is "making some noise" right now for a specific patient who is falling through the cracks of the system in Sydney just as countless others are around the world. This patient deserves care and needs it urgently - and she represents a tragic lack of services that adds to the burden of an illness that is already so very difficult.
These tragedies are invisible to the public, or misunderstood to be a matter of personal weakness or will. Those of us in the eating disorder advocacy world see these people, know their families, see the struggle of their treatment providers - they are not invisible to us and we do not feel hopeless.
Let's join June in making noise, for this patient worthy of our attention and for ALL those suffering from eating disorders without appropriate care!