We debate about body image all the time on Blisstree, and it’s our greatest hope that all of our readers feel confident and healthy all of the time. But the reality is that 10 million women and 1 million men battle anorexia or bulimia (and many millions more struggle with disorders such as binge eating and dieting obsessions). That means four out of 10 Americans either suffered or have known someone who has suffered from an eating disorder. So we’re taking the week to honor the 25th annual National Eating Disorder Awareness Week from February 26 – March 3.
We’ll be posting real stories, statistics and (hopefully) thought-provoking, body-positive content to encourage readers to pause and think about how they can help friends or themselves if suffering from an eating disorder.
If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, please use the National Eating Disorder Association’s resources. Call their toll free, confidential Helpline Monday-Friday, 9:00 am- 5:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time: 1-800-931-2237 or click here. Their helpline volunteers are there to offer support and guidance with compassion and understanding.
Check out these additional Resources from NEDA:
- Toolkits for Parents
- Toolkits for Educators
- General Information & Resources
- Insurance Issues? Find out what you can do.