Netflix Film To The Bone — Advice from the Butterfly Foundation
You may be aware that Netflix is currently promoting across social media the release of To the Bone, a film following the journey of a 20 year-old woman living with and recovering from anorexia nervosa. This was released on Friday 14 July, during the school holidays.
Eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder) are complex neuropsychiatric disorders that manifest in disordered eating and exercise behaviours. These serious mental illnesses may result in physical impairment and have a high mortality rate, including very elevated levels of suicide risk.
The graphic content of To the Bone – both visual and audio – may be triggering for someone with or at risk of an eating disorder. For those who are not so vulnerable, it may still be disturbing, and possibly distressing. In this context, the eating disorder advocacy and awareness group Butterfly Foundation suggests that parents and others make every attempt to view the film with their children or other young people.
De La Salle College wants to ensure the safety of the young people in our community by assisting parents and those working with young people explore how to best address any issues that may arise for those who watch To the Bone.
Please click here to read Butterfly Foundation’s information regarding this film.
Ms Lisa Harkin
Deputy Principal — Students
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