A Daughters Death To Bulimia Births A Documentary

Someday Melissa

Eating disorders are the most deadly of all
mental illnesses. Fear can be seen in the faces of the parents and families who
bring their loved ones to The Victorian for eating disorder treatment. Many
clients leave the Victorian and other treatment facilities and go on to live
lives in recovery. Tragically, some do not. Melisa Arvin was not a client of
The Victorian, but was one woman who struggled and died from bulimia on May 6,
2009 , she was 19 years old.

Throughout her life, even in the darkest moments
of her addiction, Melissa’s creativity shined through. It was always hard for
her to express her feelings verbally so she used filmmaking, writing, drawing
and acting as means of self-expression. A gifted writer from a young age, her
journals were filled with powerful messages of hope along with words of sadness
and pain.

Inspired by her journal writings and her poems,
Someday Melissa was born. Melissa’s mother, Judy Arvin embarked on a journey to
tell Melissa’s story and to help break through the wall of secrecy and shame
surrounding eating disorders, and bulimia in particular. Someday Melissa is a
documentary inspired by Melissa Avrin’s journal writings and designed to raise
awareness of eating disorders and the importance of early treatment. The DVD can
be ordered from the website as well as a listing of screenings in your area


Our thoughts and prayers are with Judy Arvin on
her brave and courageous journey to tell Melissa’s story and prevent this
disease from taking more lives.


Happy Recovery,


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