National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2019
In the United States, 20 million women and 10 million men will suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives. Eating disorders are serious, life-threatening illnesses that affect all kinds of people, regardless of gender, ethnicity, size, age or background. In fact, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental health concern.
Eating disorders are widely misunderstood illnesses and support options are often inaccessible. As a result, too many people are left feeling helpless, hopeless and frightened. Through the National Eating Disorders Association’s (NEDA) programs and services, NEDA raises awareness, builds communities of support and recovery, funds research and puts lifesaving resources into the hands of those in need.
Whether you have been personally affected by an eating disorder or care about someone who has, NEDA’s programs and services are designed to help you find the support you need.
Find out more about National Eating Disorders Awareness Week and NEDA’s programs and services here.
For more information about eating disorder support available at FHCSD, check out our mental health services.