Eating Disorder Awareness Week
11 million people live with anorexia or bulimia and millions more struggle with binge eating disorder. Dubbed the "silent epidemic" eating disorders are often trivialized, diminishing the likelihood that someone will seek help. Eating disorders are serious, and they can be deadly. They are complicated, misunderstood, and often overlooked by society. This needs to change. Eating Disorder Awareness week is one way that we try to fight against this epidemic. We open the conversation so that we can identify warning signs, find resources, and support our friends and family when they struggle. We are all beautiful.
For more information check out some of the resource below:
National Eating Disorder Awareness Organization
This is probably the best place to look for more information about eating disorders, healthy eating, and how to get help.
The Alliance for Eating Disorders
This organization has been around since 2000 and is a great resource for learning more about eating disorders.
Screening for Eating Disorders
This tool helps you gauge your risk of an eating disorder. It is anonymous, free, and only takes a few minutes.
National Institute of Mental Health
Sometimes understanding a disorder more thoroughly can help. From the National Institute of Mental Health, this page really helps to make eating disorders less mysterious.
The Career services, Academic advising and Personal counseling (CAP) Center offers personal counseling for students and is a great resource if you need someone to talk to.