Eating Disorders

An illness not a choice

Every 62 minutes

Every 62 minutes, a life can be lost

Every 62 minutes, your life could be lost

Every 62 minutes, a family is torn apart

It can happen in 62 minutes


Every 62 minutes, a body is destroyed

Every 62 minutes, guilt goes up

Every 62 minutes, eyes close for the last time

it can happen in 62 minutes


All of this is possible when you don't fight

All of this is possible when the illness consumes you

All of this is possible when you lose control


But you can overcome this,

speak up and get help

Because every 62 minutes instead of a life lost a life can be gained.

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Are you HUNGRY?

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Karen Carpenter

Karen Carpenter became obsessed with dieting from as early as high school and progressed gradually as her career went on. She became obsessed with her weight and even took medication to lower it even further. It had gotten so bad that she collapsed in her bedroom and had a heart beat every 10 seconds. When she dead the autopsy showed that she had died from a heart condition due to her anorexia. Because of her death it brought attention to anorexia and other eating disorders to the media. This also caused her family the Karen A Carpenter Memorial Foundation.

Ways of getting help

National Eating Disorder Association


https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/


Toll-Free Phone Number: 1-800-931-2237
Hours: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM (ET) Mon-Thurs; and 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ET) Fri

For 24/7 crisis support, text 'NEDA' to 741741


Business Phone Number: (212) 575-6200
Fax: (212) 575-1650
Email: info@NationalEatingDisorders.org

Mailing Address:
National Eating Disorders Association
1500 Broadway
Suite 1101
New York, NY 10036


Our office hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ET). If the office is closed at the time of your call, please leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible.