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Eating disorders impacted by pandemic

March 1, 2021
KOAA News5
Elizabeth Wassenaar and ERC alumni Kelli Evans were interviewed on KOAA in Colorado Springs about how the pandemic is impacting those with eating disorders.

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Long before the pandemic, medical experts have grown increasingly concerned about mental health in America and a lot of those problems only got worse once the shutdowns began.

As we work to rebound from the effects of the pandemic, we’re taking a look at eating disorders as they continue to grip our nation.

Kelli Evans has struggled with an eating disorder most of her life, “17 is when my eating disorder started."

“I used my eating disorder a lot for gaining a sense of control in a very chaotic home,” Evans said.

She battled anorexia and suffered from bulimia for a time as well.

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