Anorexia is not a fad

Our film aims at children, teenagers, and their families, and it was produced to alert and demystify Anorexia Nervosa: the eating disorder with the highest mortality rate. This film intends to bring awareness to the behaviours associated with this disorder: to promote empathy and understanding, encourage well-being and healthy lifestyles.

When approaching this topic, we want to promote awareness and social responsibility in general. Anorexia Nervosa is a serious mental health condition difficult to understand and recognize. An early diagnosis is crucial for a quick recovery. The faster the return to an adaptive trajectory, the less crystallized the problematic behaviour becomes.

 Thanks to this film we have the opportunity to approach Anorexia Nervosa in school communities through visual media, stimulating an enlightening and prejudice-free debate afterward. Clarifying this topic, especially amongst teens and their families, will increase understanding and support amongst peers and the early identification of Eating and Ingestion Disorders.


Teresa Leal

Teresa holds a Translatoion Degree and she is an active freelancer in the audiovisual industry, having worked with Portuguese and foreign producers in film, advertising and television.
Human rights and the environment have always been an integral part of her life, and she believes that traveling is also a way to better learn to respect each other.
From the first moment Teresa has collaborated with Help Images with great enthusiasm, she participated in film production and project development