Significance of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

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Significance of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week plays a crucial role in spreading awareness of eating disorders. Why is it so important? Read this.It's National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. At some time or another, everyone has felt insecure about his or her body. Whether it be whispers in the locker room or receiving an unkind gesture from a coworker, confidence is difficult to come by at any age. For those struggling with an eating disorder, finding that confidence can be a tougher battle to conquer. National Eating Disorders Awareness Week plays a crucial role in spreading awareness of this disease in hopes of putting a stop to the negative views many have when it comes to their body.

Eating Disorders are Common

Whether it be from bullying, stress or pressure from the media, eating disorders are much more common than many believe. In addition to anorexia and bulimia, binge eating disorder is also an issue among many men and women as well as pica and Prader-Willi Syndrome.

Show Support and Become Knowledgeable

Thousands of people have lost loved ones due to eating disorders. It is important to recognize the symptoms of an eating disorder and to be proactive in getting eating disorder treatment. Become knowledgeable about this mental health issue – for your sake and the sake of other family members and loved ones.

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APA Reference
Aline, J. (2015, February 24). Significance of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 13 from

Last Updated: February 25, 2015

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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