Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness
and will affect 30 million Americans at some point in their lives, but
stigmas and misinformation prevent people from getting the help they need. (See
http://www.anad.org/get-information/about-eating-disorders/eating-disorders-statistics/ for additional facts and statistics)
National Eating Disorders Awareness week is February 26, 2018 through March
4, 2018. This year’s theme is “Let’s Get Real.”
The goal of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is to shine the spotlight
on eating disorders by educating the public, spreading messages of hope
and optimism, and sharing resources with people in need. NEDA (National
Eating Disorders Association) hopes that with this year’s theme
the conversation about eating disorders will expand to encompass stories
that are often not told and reach new populations while sharing diverse
stories of recovery.
The reality is that eating disorders can and do affect individuals of all
genders, ages, races and ethnic identities, sexual orientations and socio-economic
backgrounds. Eating disorders can negatively impact anyone. Eating disorders
can be defeated, but it’s not an easy or automatic process.
For additional information about joining National Eating Disorders Awareness
Week and NEDA, please click on
If you or someone you know is suffering from an eating disorder and you
are being denied benefits by your insurance, please call
Kantor & Kantor for a free consultation at 800-446-7529.
We understand, and we can help.