Eating Disorders

What you should know

What is it?

Eating Disorders are serious illnesses that can be life-threatening.

Statistics

  • Up to 24 million people of all genders and ages, suffer from an eating disorder.
  • 95% of people with eating disorders are ages 12-25.
  • 10-15% of people with anorexia or bulimia are male.
  • In a survey of 185 female students on a college campus, 58% felt they had to be a certain weight, 83% dieted for weight loss and 44% were normal weight.

Tips

  • Talk to someone/ Therapy
  • Treatment program
  • Coping Skills
  • Mentoring Resources