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Eating Disorder Awareness Week

March 10, 2023
Marist Circle

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The final week of February was dedicated to Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW) with the theme, “It’s Time For Change.” During the week, people spoke about their lived experiences while organizations provided resources and education to help end the stigma surrounding eating disorders.

In the United States alone, 28.8 million Americans experience an eating disorder at some point in their lives. Eating disorders also have the second highest mortality rate of all mental health disorders, surpassed only by Opioid Use Disorder.

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Eating Recovery Center is accredited through the Joint Commission. This organization seeks to enhance the lives of the persons served in healthcare settings through a consultative accreditation process emphasizing quality, value and optimal outcomes of services.

Organizations that earn the Gold Seal of Approval™ have met or exceeded The Joint Commission’s rigorous performance standards to obtain this distinctive and internationally recognized accreditation. Learn more about this accreditation here.

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