February 19, 2018
Salem, NH (February 19, 2018) – Parkland Medical Center’s Reflections℠ Eating Disorders Treatment Center and Kingdom County Productions are proud to feature a free screening of the documentary film All of Me by award winning filmmaker Bess O’Brien. The Kingdom County Productions film will be featured during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Friday March 2, 2018 from 7-9pm at the Reflections℠ Eating Disorders Treatment Center, located at 31 Stiles Road in Salem, NH. A panel discussion and Q&A featuring filmmaker Bess O’Brien with individuals featured in the film and New Hampshire natives will follow the screening.
All of Me focuses on the lives of women, girls and boys who are caught in the downward spiral of eating disorders and their struggle to regain a sense of self-compassion and healing. The film also focuses on the parents who struggle with their children around this devastating disease.
Although the film focuses primarily on Bulimia and Anorexia, the underlying issues of other eating disorders are touched upon in the film. In addition, All of Me delves deep into the often pervasive ways that food, dieting, and body image affect all of us on a daily basis. Many of us may not be diagnosed with an official eating disorder but struggle with our own histories and insecurities around food and weight.
Most importantly All of Me centers on what are the underlying emotional issues that eating disorders stem from including depression, anxiety, trauma, sensitivity, control, perfectionism, and other mental health issues. In addition, the movie gives hope to those struggling – people can recover and reclaim their bodies, their connection with themselves and others.
Staff from the Reflections℠ Eating Disorders Treatment Center will also be available to answer questions and provide tours of the facility.
There are approximately 42,000 New Hampshire residents struggling with some form of an eating disorder right now. Reflections is proud to provide the state with expert, compassionate eating disorders treatment at both the partial hospital and intensive outpatient levels of care.
There is no cost to attend and anyone is welcome to stop by for the screening. For more information on the program please contact Monika Ostroff, LICSW, Reflections Program Manager at 603-890-2748.