Disordered eating (DE), is usually first noticed as binge eating, frequent dieting, comparing one's eating habits to others, restricting certain foods, and other behaviors. DE leads to EDs, to eating disorders. Shorthand for that is DEEDs.
Eating Disorders are serious … EDs can lead to death. 6% of people struggling with eating disorders will not survive. The disease claimed more lives last year than breast cancer.
That is the bad news. The good news is that when noticed early this mental health disease can be stopped. Recovery is available when the condition is noticed early enough and intervention and help is accepted.
Eating Disorders affect boys and girls, women and men, every socio-economic, racial, ethnic segment of our population and the problem is growing. Eating Disorders are often called the Invisible Epidemic.
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What can be done?
We can stop DEEDs by learning how to be aware of the symptoms, what to notice, how to help.
We notice a problem exists only after we know what to notice.
We know what to notice once we become aware of what to notice.
Awareness is created by communication, education, sometimes by provocation.
The Diana Jodel Foundation is dedicated to producing, communicating, and provoking awareness of disordered eating and eating disorders.
With you, we will STOP DEEDs.
We are available for conversation, referral to professional help, and the like.
Email us at email@example.com, or call 404.448.1320.
If you leave a message, we will get back to you as soon as possible.
In addition to our contact information, you may want to contact NEDA, the National Eating Disorder Association.
NEDA Hotline: 212.575.6200
Or Toll Free: 1-800-931-2237
NEDA Helpline hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, EST. You may also email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are here to help.
The Diana Jodel Foundation is dedicated to stopping disordered eating and eating disorders.
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