Camila Mendes Opens Up About Past Struggle With an Eating Disorder

Camila Mendes Opens Up About Past Struggle With an Eating Disorder

Camila Mendes has been an outspoken advocate of the importance of therapy and making time for your well-being, and now she is getting real with fans again – this time about eating disorders.

The Riverdale actress took to Instagram on Friday (October 20) to reveal that she has struggled with an eating disorder in the past and will be joining Project HEAL – a non-profit organization that helps anyone dealing with an eating disorder to afford treatment.

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“Could not be happier about my decision to get involved with Project HEAL,” Camila wrote. “I can say from experience that eating disorders are serious mental illnesses. Growing up, I watched my big sister suffer from one for many years, and I’ve experienced periods of my life when I’ve suffered symptoms as well.”

“I’m joining Project HEAL to help break the stigma associated with eating disorders,” she added. “I’ll be attending their SF Gala at Levi Stadium on Saturday, and auctioning off a day on the Riverdale set. Please, please, please join me in supporting this incredible organization.”

Riverdale airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

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