National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Feb. 23- March 1
The goal is to help people Get in the KNOW.
February 23 through March 1, 2014 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.
Eating disorders are serious illnesses, not lifestyle choices.
Eating disorders are complex illnesses that arise from a combination of biological, psychological, interpersonal, and social factors. 1.7% of US adolescents or 1 out of 60 teenagers have a diagnosable eating disorder. In the US, 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life.
Education, early intervention, and access to care are critical
Early diagnosis and intervention significantly enhance recovery.
Help is available, and recovery is possible.
While eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening illnesses, help is available and recovery is possible. For more information click here.