At Family Psychology of South Bend, each clinician has a passion for a particular population or group of mental disorders. This month, we are highlighting Heather’s passion for raising awareness about the prevalence of Eating Disorders, in conjunction with NEDAwareness Week.
Whether you realize it or not, you probably know someone who will battle an eating disorder at some point in their life. Raising awareness to help these 28.8 million Americans access care is imperative, now more than ever, as cases have skyrocketed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This disease is treatable and preventable, and yet it remains the most lethal of all mental health disorders, killing one person every hour as a direct result of their eating disorder. If you’re worried about someone you know, encourage them to seek help. If you’re the one struggling in secret, you are not alone! There is hope and there is healing. I am an outpatient counselor who has dedicated my career to treating eating disorders of all forms, and I’ve seen people beat it again and again, with the right support.
Reach out today and stop fighting alone. You can get your life back!