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May 06, 2:00 PM EDT

Kyla Fox on Eating Disorders

Kyla Fox is an established leader and innovator when it comes to re-framing the way we think about and treat eating disorders. As someone who struggled herself, Fox has worked to identify care gaps and fundamental flaws in treatment and recovery approaches.

She is a Master’s level clinician with degrees from the University of Toronto in the Master’s of Social Work program, as well as an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Women’s Studies. She is regularly called on by Canada’s top media outlets as a commentator on a broad list of topics, including: eating disorders, self-esteem, women’s health, body image, pregnancy and body confidence and more.

The Kyla Fox Centre was recently highlighted on Gwyneth Paltrow’s highly acclaimed lifestyle website Goop. You can learn more about it on their site, here.

Acerca de Mary-Lyn Kieffer

Mary-Lyn Kieffer is a mental health advocate and Director of Made of Millions Foundation, Canada. She oversees all event production, digital programming, advocacy and fundraising initiatives taking place in Canada. Prior to her advocacy work, she was a marketing and business development professional in both the financial and legal industries, as well as an event producer, producing educational events for executives from Fortune 500 companies. Mary-Lyn holds a Master's Degree and Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Economics and Finance. 

In 2018 she left the corporate world after experiencing severe symptoms of OCD. Her personal experience opened her eyes to the lack of accessible mental health care, and drove her to seek out advocacy initiatives that allowed her to give back to the community. In addition to her work at Made of Millions, Mary-Lyn is an active member of the Toronto OCD community. In 2018, she completed the Peer Support Training program at Mood Disorders Association of Ontario. Using her knowledge to help others, she co-facilitates the Obsessive Compulsive Anonymous Support Group, as well as an OCD peer support group held at Sunnybrook Hospital.

Acerca de Ask the Advocates

Millions and millions of people around the world live with mental illness, but their stories are not all the same. They come from different places, cultures, communities and countries. They like different things, have different kinds of friends, and cope with their symptoms in different ways. When talking about mental health, it's important that we highlight these differences and explore how they shape our experiences. Mental health narratives should be as diverse and unique as we are.

Ask the Advocates is an ongoing Q&A series with outspoken mental health sufferers from around the world. Guests will open up about their experiences living with a wide range of conditions and symptoms, and answer your questions about pain, growth, healing, treatment and more. Before each episode, spend some time learning about the scheduled guest and come prepared with questions that are relevant to what they've been through.

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