LOS ANGELES– (BUSINESS WIRE) –Within health, an eating disorder treatment company, on Tuesday called on Facebook to collaborate constructively in an effort to promote healing, amid claims by whistleblowers that it knowingly led users to pro-anorexia content.
Within Health co-founder psychiatrist Dr. Wendy Oliver-Pyatt said:
“I was troubled and disheartened by the whistleblower’s testimony that Facebook knew it was leading its users to harmful content about anorexia. Eating disorders are the deadliest psychiatric disorders, affecting more than thirty million Americans.
Today, I’m calling on Facebook to partner with us on a solution that can help repair any damage that has been done in the past, ideally offering content that will help users get healthy and cured. Together, we can prevent vulnerable people, especially children, from being exposed to harmful content.
We urge Facebook to do the right thing by putting the mental and physical health of its users first. ”
About Within Health
Co-founded by Dr Wendy Oliver-Pyatt and venture capitalist Abhilash Patel, Within health is the first complete, all-virtual treatment solution designed specifically for people with eating disorders. Built by experts in the field, Within Health offers a recovery-oriented treatment environment and program to patients supervised by a highly qualified multidisciplinary clinical team. Working on treatment at home, where life takes place, the service offers one-on-one therapy, remote patient monitoring, advanced nutritional therapy, and catered meal support, all designed to halt the progression of disorders. ‘diet, prevent relapses and promote long-term recovery.
About Dr Wendy Oliver-Pyatt
Dr Wendy Oliver-Pyatt, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Psychiatrist, Educator, Lawyer, Eating Disorder Survivor
Psychiatrist Dr. Wendy Oliver-Pyatt was trained at New York University and served as Medical Director of the Nevada State Division of Mental Health before embarking on the development of comprehensive treatment programs for them. eating disorders in 2003. Prior to entering digital healthcare, she founded several nationally recognized treatment programs that are widely regarded as the best in brick and mortar treatment. She is a member of the Academy of Eating Disorders, a member of the International Eating Disorders Association and a founding member of the Binge Eating Disorders Association, which has now merged with the National Eating Disorders Association. . Wendy received her specialist training at New York University-Bellevue Hospital in New York. She has also held faculty positions at New York University, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, and the University of Nevada School of Medicine, where she first developed her passion as a mentor and educator. She is also an eating disorder survivor.