By On March 3rd, 2017

Kesha Reminds Us “Eating Disorders Don’t Discriminate” in Moving PSA

Singer-songwriter Kesha publicly revealed she lived with an eating disorder in 2014 and has since been a loud public voice bringing attention to the struggles of those who have experienced disordered eating.

This week, the performer partnered up with the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) to promote awareness of eating disorders for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.

In the short PSA, Kesha talks about her own struggles with disordered eating that led to her being hospitalized.

“I had an eating disorder that threatened my life, and I was very afraid to confront it,” explains the singer in the video and accompanying press release from the NEDA. “I got sicker and the whole world kept telling me how much better I looked. That’s why I realized I wanted to be part of the solution.”

The PSA also focuses on those who live with an eating disorder but get overlooked because they aren’t young, female, or white.

“Eating disorders are a life threatening illness that could affect anyone. Eating disorders don’t discriminate.”

It’s time to talk about eating disorders. This #NEDAwareness Week, I’m encouraging all of you to get screened. Learn more at nationaleatingdisorders.org/screening

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To promote the video, Kesha shared a screenshot from the PSA, including a quote from the video. In the caption, she told followers “It’s time to talk about eating disorder” and encouraged people to get screened.

In the press release, Kesha continued to advocate for anyone who believes they may have an eating disorder to seek help:

“Many will not get the help they deserve because they are afraid or ashamed.  I am pleading with you to get the help that is waiting for you. All you have to do is take the first step of being honest with yourself and decide that you want the freedom of recovery! We should all be proud of exactly who we are and, if you need help or know someone who does, NEDA is here.”

If you think you or someone you know may be living with an eating disorder, call us at (888) 298-4673. We can answer any questions you have and see if treatment is right for you.

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