Did you know?
40% to 60% of girls ages 6 to 12 report being concerned about being "fat" 79% of participants in weight-loss programs report coping with weight stigma by eating more food 40% of girls who are considered overweight report being teased about their weight by peers or family 37% of boys who are considered overweight report being teased about their weight by peers or family
Stigma, Bullying and Body Shaming
94% of individuals with an eating disorder had co-occurring mood disorders, mostly major depression 56% were diagnosed with anxiety disorders 20% had obsessive-compulsive disorder 22% had post-traumatic stress disorder 22% had an alcohol or substance use disorder
Every 62 minutes, at least one person dies as a result of an eating disorder, making it one of the most deadly forms of mental illness in the United States.
Statistics about Eating Disorders
Find out below how you or a loved one who might be struggling with an eating disorder can find help.
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)