This new documentary film directed by Vermont filmmaker Bess O'Brien 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 centers on the parents coping with their children around this devastating disease. The movie gives hope to those suffering from eating disorders and illustrates how people can recover and reclaim their bodies, their emotional connection with themselves and others.
"All of Me delves deeply into the often pervasive ways that food, dieting, and body image affect all of us on a daily basis," said O'Brien. "Many of us may not be diagnosed with an official eating disorder, but struggle with our own histories and insecurities around food and weight."
All of Me centers on the underlying emotional issues that eating disorders stem from including depression, anxiety, trauma, sensitivity, control, perfectionism, and other mental health concerns.
The event is free and open to the public; there is a suggested donation of $10 to The New School Food Pantry. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be offered, as well as a panel discussion of experts, including the film's director and Melissa O'Neill, LCSW, director of program development Timberline Knolls, post screening.
Kirsten Haglund, Miss America 2008, national eating disorders awareness advocate, and community relations specialist for Timberline Knolls, will emcee the event.
About Timberline Knolls:
Timberline Knolls is a leading private residential treatment center for women and adolescent girls (ages 12 – 65+) with eating disorders, substance abuse, trauma, mood and co-occurring disorders. Located in suburban Chicago, residents receive excellent clinical care from a highly trained professional staff on a picturesque 43-acre wooded campus. For more information on Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, call us at 877.257.9611. We are also on Facebook – Timberline Knolls, LinkedIn – Timberline Knolls and Twitter - @TimberlineToday.
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