Thirty million Americans will struggle with a full-blown eating disorder and millions more will battle food and body image issues that have untold negative impacts on their lives, according to the National Eating Disorders Association.
This is why we come together every year during the last week of February for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW). This annual event, which began Feb. 26, exists to reduce the stigma around eating disorders and help people get the support they need to recover.
In honor of this year’s theme “Let’s Get Real,” we’ll be blogging throughout EDAW week on various topics to expose the truth about eating disorders:
- Wednesday, Feb. 28: Warning signs and symptoms of eating disorders
- Thursday, March 1: Eating disorders myth-busters
- Friday, March 2: What to do if you think you have a problem with eating
- Saturday, March 3: How to help someone you suspect may have an eating disorder
Join the conversation by attending our EDAW events this week:
For more information about eating disorder treatment services available at Nebraska Medicine – University Health Center, visit http://health.unl.edu/caps/eatingdisorders.