The actress is well aware of how horribly destructive eating disorders are. Riverdale star Camila Mendes took to social media to share that she has decided to be an active part of Project HEAL, which is an organization meant to help people that struggle with such problems.
Camila went on to reveal that she knows from her own experience how severe eating disorders can be, noting that it was her sister who had the mental illness for years!
Not only did she grow up watching her sibling deal with it but Camila also confessed that she had periods in her life when she struggled with it as well.
‘I am joining Project HEAL to help break the stigma associated with eating disorders. I will 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,’ the actress wrote on Instagram, adding a link to the event as well.
The said project is a great help for those who suffer from eating disorders, offering both tangible aid, as it provides funding for medicine, as well as psychological, by promoting a healthy body image and self-esteem.
In addition, HEAL also serves as proof that people can make a full recovery.
Camila is set to also be in attendance at its Third Annual Bay Gala today in San Francisco, Levi Stadium.