Eating Disorders Awareness
Source: National Eating Disorders.org
In the United States, 20 million women — and 10 million men — suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder.
The scope and severity of eating disorders are often misunderstood. Eating disorders are serious illnesses, not lifestyle choices. In fact, anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. In a national survey, four out of ten people reported that they either suffered or have known someone who has suffered from an eating disorder.
There is a significant lack of funding to combat eating disorders and their devastating consequences. As a result, too many individuals and families are left feeling helpless, hopeless and frightened. We can confront these serious illnesses with increased awareness, early intervention and improved access to treatment. The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) provides programs and services to give families the support they need to find answers for these life-threatening illnesses.
Local Support Groups
(National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders)
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