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 https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/nedawareness.
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.