Everybody Knows Somebody: National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Over 10 percent of young women currently meet criteria of one of the eating disorders, anorexia nervosabulimia nervosa or eating disorder NOS (not otherwise specified).

This week, Feb. 24 through March 2, is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, themed “Everybody Knows Somebody” by the National Eating Disorders Association, NEDA.  Eating disorders are some of the most challenging mental illnesses and are serous, life-threatening conditions. Affecting one in 20 people during their lifetime, eating disorders frequently occur in people with other mental illnesses, including depressionanxiety disorders and substance abuse issues and as with other mental illnesses, early identification and early intervention are keys to recovery.

NAMI joins NEDA this week in support of the aim to ultimately prevent eating disorders while reducing the stigma surrounding these conditions and improving access to treatment.  Read MORE.