Today, Monday the 25th is the beginning of the Eating Disorders Awareness Week.
Raising awareness about eating disorders is crucial. According to World Health Organization, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. Statistically, only one in ten sufferers will seek and receive treatment. Today, there are numerous hotlines created for people suffering from eating disorders. However, embarrassed of their problem and afraid of being stigmatized, many are hesitant to ask for help.
Let’s fight the stereotypes about eating disorders and learn more about them today, so we and our children can have healthier, happier and longer lives tomorrow!