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neither rare nor epidemic, but absolutely life-threatening

Posted Jun 15 2012 3:10pm
Eating disorders cause misery, and a frighteningly high number of sufferers die.

Carrie Arnold has come out with a campaign we can all stand behind .

Eating disorders aren't rare, so anyone who tells you they've never met someone is wrong: they just didn't recognize it.

Eating disorders aren't an epidemic threatening everyone, either. That argument is well-meaning but false and harmful: it leads people to dismiss eating disorders as just a normal part of life or an inevitable result of toxic society.

One in 20 is a lot. That is why, as NEDA puts it, " everyone knows somebody. "

The "one" needs to know that he or she is not alone, and will be taken care of and supported. That "one" needs us to step up!
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