October 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
National Eating Disorder Awareness Week
Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental health disorder
Eating disorders affect 20 million women and 10 million men in the United States. Research has shown that body image, poor self-esteem, dieting fads, and fat-shaming all contribute to the development of eating disorders not just in young girls but both men and women of all ages and social classes. Anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and bulimia nervosa are the most well-known eating disorders.
Eating Disorders Awareness Week is a national campaign that takes place every year to raise awareness about eating disorders and provide resources for those who are curious about the disorders or who are interested in seeking treatment. To learn more visit the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA).
Please join STOPS as we support National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.