Light out of Darkness: Diwali & Eating Disorders with Vedica Podar

The Full of Beans Podcast by Hannah Hickinbotham

Episode notes

In this week’s podcast, Han is joined by Vedica Podar. Vedica is a passionate Advocate and Ambassador for Mental Health and Wellbeing. Besides being the Founder of Kangaroo Minds and Sport Beats Stigma, Vedica is a qualified Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aider, Active Listener, Suicide Gatekeeper, and soft-skills trainer.

This week, we discuss:

  • What is Diwali & what does it mean to Vedica as a Hindu?
  • Why might Diwali be difficult for someone with disordered eating?
  • Why commenting on someone's body image or food intake is normalised.
  • Vedica's tips for navigating Diwali when struggling with an eating disorder.
  • How you can support a loved one in their recovery from an eating disorder during Diwali.
  • What changes need to occur within Indian culture in order to reduce the stigma around  ... 
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