Everybody Knows Somebody
Did you know that there has been a rise in the incidence of anorexia in women aged 15-19 in each decade since 1930? Did you know that over one person’s lifetime, at least 50,000 individuals will die as a direct result of an eating disorder? Most of us know someone who is struggling with an eating disorder. It’s time we talk about it.
This year, National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is February 24th through March 2nd, and the theme for the week is Everybody Knows Somebody.
From the National Eating Disorders Association: It is time for all communities to talk about eating disorders, address their contributing factors, advocate for access to treatment and take action for early intervention.You can make a difference: do just one thing to initiate awareness, education and discussion about eating disorders in your community.
Help REbeL raise awareness of the seriousness of eating disorders. Educate yourself and others. To learn more, go to: NEDA