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February 23-March 1 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
This week is a great time to become aware of or spread awareness about eating disorders.
What can you do?
- Learn about what eating disorders are and get informed.
- On mindyourmind
- On NEDA
- Complete this quiz and get informed to earn a donation for NEDA in your name from their sponsor, Eating Disorder Center of Denver.
- Check out these infographics about eating disorders facts.
- Watch these “I Had No Idea” videos on NEDA.
- Learn more on the National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC)
- Get help for yourself.
- Call the NEDA Helpline now 1-800-931-2237 or use the chat or access these help resources.
- See your family doctor – learn more about how you can start this converstion.
- Talk to a friend, family member, teacher, guidance counselor – someone you trust – that can help you get the help you deserve and need. Learn more and maybe make a checklist to make talking easier.
- Take an online Screening Test. Keep in mind that to get a proper assessment and diagnosis, you should see your family doctor or a psychiatrist.
- Help a friend or a loved one.
- Are you concerned about someone you know who might be struggling with an eating disorder? If you’re not sure what’s wrong with your friend, check out these signs that they might need some help.
- You can be a support person to someone in many different ways. Learn how to help someone struggling with a mental health issue or hard time.
- Spread awareness.
- Get involved even if you just do one thing.
- Tweet and share info with others.
Diana was the Content Developer at mindyourmind for over nine years. She enjoys balance, yoga and wellness. You may find these topics highlighted in her posts, along with mental health in the news, stigma reduction and anything else relevant or inspirational. Her fav quote is "you can't get what you want if you don't ask for it!".
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