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Episode 09

Episode 09
Depression & Eating Disorder: Sterling's Story
At the age of 13, Sterling was a cheerleader and cross country runner. One day her uncle commented that she was getting roll around her belly. Sterling became obsessed about her weight. She stopped eating and when she did, purging was the option. She was losing weight beyond what was normal while still competing and running until the point where she mutilated herself and ending up in an institution. Sterling was 5’7” and weighed 95 pound. Her body started to shut down. She stopped menstruating and the doctors warned her that she may never be able to have children. Her miraculous recovery is truly an inspiring story to all youth. The moral of this story? - “One small unkind word can have devastating effects on another persons life”.

 
 

Resources
Abuse and Domestic Violence: Ontario http://www.ementalhealth.ca
Ontario Association of Children's Aid http://www.oacas.com
Dr. K's view on Sterling's story.
Round table on Sterling's story.