My eating disorder no longer defines me; because Ontario Shores was there for me when I needed it the most. I am a Trent University biochemistry and molecular biology major and an established mental health advocate at my university and elsewhere.
Recovery is not linear. In fact, it is just the opposite. Recovery is filled with ups and downs, twists and turns, and several bumps along the way. It is something that I strive for knowing it’s possible it just doesn’t come in a neat tied-up bow.
It is the “person first” approach that guides the work of Recreation Therapists at Ontario Shores. They work with patients to identify a sense of purpose and build their skills based on their specific preferences and needs.