Each year, organizations and mental health advocates join together to educate raise awareness on the subject of eating disorders. When an individual becomes so preoccupied with food and weight issues that they find it harder and harder to focus on other aspects of their life, it may be an early sign of an eating disorder. Without treatment, eating disorders can take over a person’s life and lead to serious, potentially fatal medical complications. Eating disorders can affect people of any age or gender, but rates are higher among women. Symptoms commonly appear in adolescence and young adulthood.
Find out more here and read a poem from one of our Ending the Silence presenters here.
Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2022