Shareable Resources on 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
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
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
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
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
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.
#ICYMI: Highlights from our Twitter chat on the common types of eating disorders, treatment, current research, and how to find help.— Mental Health NIMH (@NIMHgov) April 5, 2019
⚡️ “#NIMHchats - Eating Disorders Twitter Chat” by @NIMHgovhttps://t.co/Snb9zlhqpt