This week we spread awareness about eating disorders. Have you ever felt full, but could not stop eating? Have you ever been starving of hunger, but denied your body food based on fear of weight gain? Recognizing these symptoms need attention as soon as possible. As we enter National Disorder Awareness Week, February 21-27, educating ourselves on these common disorders allows us to help ourselves and loved ones who are struggling with this issue. The eating disorders are often misunderstood; it is a mental illness, not a lifestyle choice, and it doesn't discriminate.
“In the United States, 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life including:"
- Binge eating disorder
- Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED)
MHC Healthcare is one of the few community health centers in Arizona with integrated health services allowing us to treat the whole person and manage your physical and mental well-being simultaneously. If you or a loved one is struggling with a eating disorder you can find help at MHC Healthcare's website http://mhchealthcare.org/patient-services/services or call the MHC Counseling & Wellness Center: 520-682-1091