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Love Your Body: February 2021

Eating disorders affect at least 30 million people in the U.S. and have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. But it can sometimes be difficult to identify an eating disorder because symptoms do not all present the same way, and those who are struggling could be any body type, age, gender, orientation, or ethnicity.

Anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating disorders are some of the most common forms of this illness, but there are other types of disordered eating. Obsession with food, body weight, and shape are signals of an eating disorder, and many present alongside other mental illnesses, such as depression, anxiety and substance abuse.

Like any mental health disorder, eating disorders are treatable and most people who suffer with one recover – but identification and early intervention are key to recovering before reaching a point of crisis.

“Early detection is very important for successful treatment. Student Health Promotion and campus partners (including students) can play an important role in helping young adults recognize and get help for eating disorders,” said Tammy Turner, Assistant Director of Student Wellness.

During February’s Love Your Body Month, the focus of #HealthyStateGSU, we’re encouraging.….more >>

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