This week marks the beginning of the National Eating Disorder Awareness Week for 2019. The theme chosen for this year is COME AS YOU ARE.
This year’s theme is hoping to send the message to anyone wrestling with an eating disorder, or even just struggling in their relationship with their body and food, that each person’s story is important and unique. Your story is valid and worth sharing.
According to the ANAD (National Association for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders):
- At least 30 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder in the U.S.
- Every 62 minutes at least one person dies as a direct result from an eating disorder.
- Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.
When you, or someone you love struggles with an eating disorder, it can be hard to know how to seek help. Where do you even start?
A great place to start is the screening tool that is provided for free and anonymously on the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) website. If you are unsure if you have an eating disorder, this will help you get a better understanding of your symptoms.
If you are ready to take the next step, reaching out to a therapist can help you get the treatment you need. Here at The LodeStone Center for Behavioral Health, we have clinicians trained to help evaluate your symptoms and support you on your journey to recovery.
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