Isabelle Caro, a French actress and model who campaigned to spread awareness about eating disorders, has died after a 15-year struggle with anorexia. Caro made headlines when she exposed her emaciated body for a “No Anorexia” billboard campaign across Italy. She hoped to spread awareness about weight issues in the fashion industry and to show young girls the grim and dangerous reality behind the quest for thinness. Seeking therapy and counseling (and medical attention as necessary) for eating disorders is essential to recovery. For most who suffer, the disease skews their perception of reality, of their own appearance, and of what constitutes a healthy lifestyle. A trained psychotherapist can help those who struggle with eating disorders to not only make healthier choices, but to foster a healthier outlook as well.
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