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Shareable Resources 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. Raise awareness about eating disorders by sharing informational materials based on the latest research.

Share these Graphics and Social Media Messages

Download and share these informational graphics to help raise awareness about eating disorders. You can share the text and image directly to your Facebook News Feed or Story by clicking on the button to the right of the graphic. Don’t forget to include the hashtag #shareNIMH in your social media posts! For more ideas on how to use these education and awareness resources, visit our help page.

Let's Talk About eating Disorders: Six facts you can use to help shape the conversation about eating disorders. 1) Eating disorders are a medical illness. 2) Eating disorders are serious and can be fatal. 3) Eating disorders can affect anyone. 4) You cna't tell is someone has an eating disorder by looking at them. 5) Family members can be a patient's best ally in treatment. 6) It ispossible to recover from an eating disorder.

Let’s Talk About Eating Disorders

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

Yellow card with brain scan images. Image text reads: Brain structure and function are different in those with eating disorders versus those who are not affected. www.nimh.nih.gov.

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

Blue card with image of two people holding hands. Image text reads: Eating disorders can be treated. Early detection and intervention are important to recovery. www.nimh.nih.gov.

Eating Disorders and Recovery

Eating disorders can be treated. Early detection and intervention are important to recovery. More information about finding a health care provider or treatment for mental disorders is available on our Finding Help for Mental Illness web page at https://go.usa.gov/xyxfD #shareNIMH

Yellow card with blue neurons. Image text reads: Eating disorders are serious biologically influenced illnesses. They are not lifestyle choices. www.nimh.nih.gov.

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

Blue card with diverse faces. Image text reads: Eating disorders affect people of all genders, ages, races/ethnicities, body weights, and socioeconomic statuses. www.nimh.nih.gov.

Eating Disorders Affect Everyone

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

Share Our Twitter Chat

Check out highlights from our Twitter chat on the common types of eating disorders, treatment, current research, and how to find help. You can like, retweet, or comment on our Twitter Moment.