National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2011 starts this Sunday. This year’s theme is “It’s Time to Talk About It.”
Talking about it means dispelling the myths surrounding eating disorders. Anorexia nervosa is not just an illness of upper middle-class and wealthy adolescent females. Bulimia nervosa is a deadly illness even if the person suffering from it is at a normal weight. Binge eating isn’t just eating an extra cookie or two.
Eating disorders are real illnesses that can kill.