Skip to main content

Transforming the understanding
and treatment of mental illnesses.

Digital Shareables on Eating Disorders

Use these resources to raise awareness about eating disorders.

Use these resources to raise awareness about eating disorders

Eating disorders are serious and often fatal illnesses that are associated with severe disturbances in people’s eating behaviors and related thoughts and emotions. For more information on the signs and symptoms, causes and risk factor, treatments for eating disorders, visit our health topic page or download our brochure.

Help raise awareness about eating disorders by sharing information and materials based on the latest research.

Share These Graphics and Social Media Messages

Download and share these messages to spread the word about eating disorders. You can copy and paste the text into a tweet, email, or post. To share the image, right-click on it and select "save image as" to save the file to your computer. We encourage you to use the hashtag #ShareNIMH in your social media posts to connect with people and organizations with similar goals. For more ideas on how to use these resources, visit our help page.

Illustration of diverse group of people with the message “With treatment people can recover completely from eating disorders.” Points to nimh.nih.gov/eatingdisorders.

Complete Recovery is Possible

Disponible en español

Eating disorders can affect a person’s physical and mental health. In some cases, they can be life-threatening. However, with treatment, people can recover completely. https://go.usa.gov/xMjZ5 #shareNIMH

Parent and teenager talking in group setting. Points to www.nimh.nih.gov/shareNIMH.

Let’s Talk About Eating Disorders

Help raise awareness about eating disorders, which are serious and often fatal illnesses, by sharing informational materials based on the latest research. Share science. Share hope. https://go.usa.gov/xvWkx #shareNIMH

Presents facts that can help shape conversations around eating disorders. Points to nimh.nih.gov/eatingdisorders.

Let’s Talk About Eating Disorders

Disponible en español

Eating disorders are serious medical illnesses, and the way we talk about them matters. Here are some facts you can use to help shape the conversation around eating disorders. https://go.usa.gov/xdabj #shareNIMH

Series of MRI scans of brains.

Brain Structure and Function

Brain structure and function are different in those with eating disorders versus those who are not affected. Read more about how eating disorders affect a person’s mental and physical health. https://go.usa.gov/xyxf2 #shareNIMH

Interconnected neurons with pink nuclei on a blue background with the message, “Eating disorders are serious medical illnesses. They are not lifestyle choices.” Points to www.nimh.nih.gov/eatingdisorders.

Serious Biologically Influenced Illnesses

Research shows that eating disorders are caused by a complex interaction of genetic, biological, behavioral, psychological, and social factors. They are not lifestyle choices. Read more about eating disorders: https://go.usa.gov/xyxf2 #shareNIMH

Diverse images of people with the message “Eating disorders can affect anyone. They do not discriminate.”

Eating Disorders Affect Everyone

Disponible en español

Eating disorders affect people of all genders, ages, races/ethnicities, body weights, and socioeconomic statuses. Learn more about the impact that eating disorders have on mental and physical well-being: https://go.usa.gov/xyxf2 #shareNIMH

Illustration showing legs and feet on a scale.

Your Health is More Important

Your health is more important than this number. Eating disorders are serious medical illnesses that can affect a person’s physical and mental health; in some cases, they can be life-threatening. Know the signs and symptoms. https://go.usa.gov/xvqsz #shareNIMH

Help for Mental Illnesses

Help for Mental Illnesses

Disponible en español

If you or someone you know has a mental illness, is struggling emotionally, or has concerns about their mental health, use these resources to find help for yourself, a friend, or a family member: https://go.usa.gov/xyxfD. #shareNIMH

Use Videos to Educate Others

Click “Copy link” to copy the video URL and post these videos on social media, or embed them on your website.

Learn More About Eating Disorders

Last Reviewed: August 2022