Eating Disorder Awareness

"Eating is fundamental to human existence. It's the primary work of mothers and babies; the basis of every holiday and communal celebration" (Virginia Sole-Smith, The Eating Instinct) Yet, eating is sometimes difficult. Eating Disorder Awareness Week (February 25-March 3) Thirty million people of all ages and genders suffer from eating disorders in the United States. These illnesses affect all races and ethnic groups and have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. Alarmingly, every 62 minutes a person dies as the direct result of an eating disorder. These illnesses typically co-exist with mood disorders, substance abuse, obsessive compulsive or anxiety disorders. … [Read more...]