Eating Disorder

And how it affects teens in our society today!

What is an eating disorder?

* Eating disorders are serious illnesses that can be life-threatening. They are extremely complex illnesses, coming from a variety of biological, psychological and social factors>

Statistics

* Almost 50% of people with eating disorders meet the criteria for depression.

* Only 1in 10 men and women with eating disorders get treatment.

* Up to 24 million people of all ages and genders suffer from eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder) in the U.S !

Tips

* Get help from a trusted adult, guardian or a good friend

* consult a doctor for help.

Resources

* If you dont wan't people to know visit their website at:

http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/ or call the associations toll free confidential help line at 1-800-931-2237