Wait times for eating disorder treatment in Canada grow during the pandemic – CBC

Some provinces, territories are still without publicly funded options

Aug 01, 2022

When Sally Chaster in Victoria experienced a relapse with anorexia nervosa in April 2021, she knew she wasn’t going to come out of it on her own.

She was losing a lot of weight and was very weak.

“During that time, I was in the worst relapse of my life,” said Chaster, who was an executive director in the public service before she went on long-term disability due to anorexia.

She participated in a nutrition group and worked with a case manager monthly while waiting to be admitted to Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital.

She was admitted in December and spent six weeks at the hospital.

“I waited eight months and I thought seriously that I was going to die,” she said.

“It’s a long time to wait, especially when you’re getting sicker and sicker.”

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/wait-times-for-eating-disorder-treatment-in-canada-grow-during-the-pandemic-1.6533635

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