EATING DISORDERS AWARENESS WEEK
February 21-Feb 27 2016
*Eating Disorders are complex bio-psychosocial illnesses, with a strong genetic component that makes us about 60% of the contributing factors. However, genes alone do not predict who will develop eating disorders.
If you think your child, or someone you know may be exhibiting signs of an eating disorder, please ask for help by seeking out specialized professional help from your family healthcare provider as soon as possible. School counselors and nurses are also available to consult with during the school day.
- In the United States, 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life.
- Anorexia has the highest mortality rate among all psychological disorders.
- 1 in 4 individuals with eating disorders are male.
- With proper detection and treatment, complete recovery is possible.
For more information about Eating Disorders, please refer to the references listed below.
*ALLIANCE FOR EATING DISORDERS AWARENESS,
National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA)
EATING DISORDER HOPE
This site lists eating disorder organizations & non-profits directory