The stigma surrounding eating disorders is almost as great a curse as the disorders themselves. Certainly the stigma aids and abets the pathology.
Here is an article about the tragedy of one young woman's death due to bulimia -
A Mother’s Loss, a Daughter’s Story
- stuck in the STYLE section of the New York Times! Why not the Health or news section?
Stigma also contributed to Melissa Avrin's death, since no one around her believed how serious the consequences of bulimia could be.
Now Melissa's mother is making a film about her daughter to help fight the stigma.
We all can do our part simply by stopping and changing the language whenever we hear triggering comments or misinformation being spread.