National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (NEDAwareness Week) is a collective effort of primary volunteers, including eating disorder professionals, health care providers, students, educators, social workers, and individuals committed to raising awareness of the dangers surrounding eating disorders and the need for early intervention and treatment. This year’s theme is “Everybody knows somebody.”
Everyone can do something: you can do something as simple as post information on Facebook, write one letter for media watchdogs, distribute info pamphlets and put up posters, or you can arrange interactice and educational activities such as a meditation and yoga event, panel discussions, fashion shows, body fairs, movie screenings, art exhibits and more. You can be involved in ay way that works with your schedule, resources, community, and interests. Register on the website and let them know how you can help.
Can’t get involved but interested and you want to learn more? find out the events that will be taking place next week.
“Eating disorders are serious, life-threatening illnesses – not choices – and it’s important to recognize the pressures, attitudes and behaviors that shape the disorder.”