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Someday Melissa: A Mother's Loss, a Daughter's Story

Kathryn Patricelli, MA Updated: Apr 23rd 2010

We wanted to bring an upcoming documentary film called "Someday Melissa" to your attention that we read about in the New York Times. This film tells the story of a family's loss of their 19-year-old daughter to Bulimia. Melissa Avrin started treatment for the disorder at age 16, but ultimately lost her battle.

unhappy woman eatingMelissa's mother, Judy Avrin, began the project to deal with her grief and after finding a journal written by Melissa about wanting to someday make a movie that would change the world. The film includes interviews with many of Melissa's family and friends, as well as professionals in the field. The goal is to bring awareness to Bulimia and other Eating Disorders and what family and friends should be looking for.

To read more about the project and watch a 5-minute trailer for the film, please click here. For more information on Eating Disorders, such as Bulimia, Anorexia Nervosa, and Binge Eating, please click here.


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