The Waiting Room / Opening Reception

The Waiting Room / Opening Reception
Health Tips
Image by Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
ANOREXIA TABLEAU

Damselfly Chair
Reassembled, carved and wood-burned chair bones; mirror platform

Spill
Beaded bracelets created by college students and family members in Kansas, Minnesota, and Illinois

Haunted
Headphones; audio recordings and sound compositions: No One Could Make Me Eat, Frightened to Death, Ana Wants

A skeletal, distressed, cut up wooden chair personifies the painful emptiness experienced by victims of eating disorders.

Spilled on the floor are hundreds of intestine-like, blood red, white and blue beaded bracelets, like those sometimes worn by “Pro-Ana” or “Pro-Mia” members. Fueled by the Internet and social media, this disturbing ‘secret society’ trend presents eating disorders as desirable behavior and simply a “lifestyle choice.” Along with virtual communities, these web-based groups provide effective starvation technique tips and post ‘thinspiration’ images of anorexic celebrities and models. They encourage those battling eating disorders to ‘stick with it,’ and can trigger relapse for those in recovery.

Anorexia is the most deadly mental illness. A person with the disease has a dangerously low body weight and thinks about food constantly, but limits the amount eaten to gain a sense of control over their lives. 12% of people who develop anorexia will die from complications. The mortality rate for eating disorders is 12 times higher than that of all other illnesses for females 15-24 years old. 85% of anorexics and bulimics are female, but the incidence in males is growing. Only one in ten people with an eating disorder receives treatment.

The Waiting Room / Opening Reception

The Waiting Room / Opening Reception
Health Tips
Image by Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
ANOREXIA TABLEAU

Damselfly Chair
Reassembled, carved and wood-burned chair bones; mirror platform

Spill
Beaded bracelets created by college students and family members in Kansas, Minnesota, and Illinois

Haunted
Headphones; audio recordings and sound compositions: No One Could Make Me Eat, Frightened to Death, Ana Wants

A skeletal, distressed, cut up wooden chair personifies the painful emptiness experienced by victims of eating disorders.

Spilled on the floor are hundreds of intestine-like, blood red, white and blue beaded bracelets, like those sometimes worn by “Pro-Ana” or “Pro-Mia” members. Fueled by the Internet and social media, this disturbing ‘secret society’ trend presents eating disorders as desirable behavior and simply a “lifestyle choice.” Along with virtual communities, these web-based groups provide effective starvation technique tips and post ‘thinspiration’ images of anorexic celebrities and models. They encourage those battling eating disorders to ‘stick with it,’ and can trigger relapse for those in recovery.

Anorexia is the most deadly mental illness. A person with the disease has a dangerously low body weight and thinks about food constantly, but limits the amount eaten to gain a sense of control over their lives. 12% of people who develop anorexia will die from complications. The mortality rate for eating disorders is 12 times higher than that of all other illnesses for females 15-24 years old. 85% of anorexics and bulimics are female, but the incidence in males is growing. Only one in ten people with an eating disorder receives treatment.

Minister Cadieux attends opening of the Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences

Minister Cadieux attends opening of the Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences
Occupational Health And Safety
Image by BC Gov Photos
September 6, 2011 – Minister Cadieux attended the grand opening of Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Services in Port Alberni. The new university is the first of its kind in British Columbia, offering workplace health education programs with a focus on occupational safety, rehabilitation and disability management. The Minister announced 0,000 in funding from WorkSafeBC that will help establish a research chair focusing on occupational health and safety. Minister Stephanie Cadieux (left) is joined by Ken Neumann, Viateur Camiré, MP James Lunney and Wolfgang Zimmermann.

Minister Cadieux attends Quest Food Exchange grand opening

Minister Cadieux attends Quest Food Exchange grand opening
Healthy Foods To Eat
Image by BC Gov Photos
Labour, Citizens’ Services and Open Government Minister Stephanie Cadieux attended the grand opening of the new Quest Food Exchange location in downtown Vancouver. Pictured here, shortly after the ribbon cutting, are: (left to right) Peter Brasso, Quest board of Directors President; Bill Mollard, Union Gospel Mission President; Elizabeth Crudgington, Quest Executive Director; Andrea Reimer, City of Vancouver Councillor; Minister Cadieux.
August 31, 2011