Camila Mendes Breaks The Stigma On Eating Disorder

Camila Mendes who plays Veronica Lodge in Riverdale is breaking the stigma on Eating Disorder. She describes that at one point in her life she had an eating disorder. In a recent Instagram post, she announces a partnership with Project Heal.

What happens With Someone With Eating Disorder.

Eating disorder is a severe illness. Most of the times though it is not taken seriously. Common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder.

The start of eating disorders commonly manifests during teen years or early adulthood. These affect both genders but is most common amongst females. Below are some symptoms as well of an eating disorder.

  • A relentless pursuit of thinness and unwillingness to        maintain a normal or healthy weight
  • Intense fear of gaining weight
  • Mild anemia and muscle wasting and weakness
  • Brittle hair and nails
  • Dry and yellowish skin
  • Eating alone or in secret to avoid embarrassment
  • Feeling distressed, ashamed, or guilty about your eating

Camila Mendes And Project Heal

Camila Mendes speaks of her personal experience with regards to an eating disorder. All in all not only her but a family member is experiencing such. She states that such disorder is also categorized as mental illnesses.

It is not only Camilla who has an eating disorder. We have other stars that experience this disorder. Some of this stars are Sadie Robertson (Duck Dynasty), Gabourey Sidibe (Empire), Kesha, Demi Lovato, and even Zayn Malik of One Direction. But reports state that these stars have won over their eating disorder.

Currently, The Project HEAL foundation is providing funds for people that cannot afford treatment for eating disorder. They aim in pursuing that such cases are curable. All in all the foundation has a motto which states “Recovery is Possible.”

Moreover, Camila Mendes is to be an ambassador for the foundation. Also, she will be joining other celebrity charities as well to help spread the awareness and help.

 

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