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Posts Tagged ‘eating disorder awareness’

By On October 23rd, 2018

Montana teen explains why it was hard to believe he was anorexic

Zach Schermele lived the typical life you would expect of a boy growing up in Montana. As he describes it, Zach “grew up in a household with no short supply of hunter’s orange, Sunday night football, and diesel trucks. He was also harboring a secret. Zach Schermele was living with anorexia nervosa. “I am a…

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By On July 11th, 2018

Major-league catcher retires to raise eating disorder awareness

Major-league baseball players don’t typically walk away from the game willingly. Usually, it is a combination of injury, age, or scandal that lead to early retirement. This week, though, Mariner’s catcher Mike Marjama abruptly retired from baseball for a very different reason. The 28-year-old is quitting the sport to become an Ambassador for the National…

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By On June 2nd, 2016

Keanu Reaves and More Share PSA For World Eating Disorders Action Day

Eating disorders are a serious condition, but it is plagued by misunderstandings. Many people think of disorders like anorexia and bulimia as “girl problems” or “a young person’s disorder”, but neither of those is true. Eating disorders do not discriminate by gender, age, race, or even body size. Because of these myths and misunderstandings, countless…

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By On April 14th, 2016

Oklahoma Eating Disorder Association Sponsors Walk For Awareness

This Saturday, The Oklahoma Eating Disorder Association is sponsoring a walk in Oklahoma City in an effort to increase awareness and decrease stigma surrounding eating disorders. Over 30 million people in the U.S. experience some form of clinically significant eating disorder at some point in their lives, which can lead to severe physical illness and death.…

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