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Eating Disorder Documentary Produced by Livingston Therapist, Danna Markson, LCSW


Someday Melissa; the story of an eating disorder, loss and hope is a documentary about Melissa Avrin, a local student who lost her life to complications from bulimia in 2009 at the age of 19.  Local psychotherapist, Danna Markson, LCSW served as the film's Co-Executive Producer along with Melissa's mother, Judy Avrin.  

After Melissa's death, Danna and Judy created the non-profit, Someday Melissa, Inc., with the express mission of raising awareness of eating disorders, their impact on families, and the importance of early detection and treatment.  The film - a powerful look inside Melissa's life, her struggle with depression and bulimia and her ultimate death - is the main vehicle through which the non-profit's mission is carried out.

The film has been screened at venues across the country and the world since its debut in 2010.  It was also featured in the New York Times and on the Today show that same year.

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In honor of 2013 National Eating Disorders Awareness (NEDA) week, February 24 - March 2, Danna and Judy and the Someday Melissa team will be offering and hosting screenings of the film.

For more information on therapy options for eating disorders, visit or call Danna at 973 220-1885.

For more information on the film, visit


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