Severe eating disorders impacting more teens
More teen girls are ending up in hospitals due to eating disorders, according to mental health professionals, and it has only worsened due to the pandemic.
Eating disorders are the second most deadly mental illness behind opioid addiction. The demand is so high here in Colorado that the eating resource center is expanding its facility to take in more youth patients.
ERC’s Regional Medical Director, Dr. Elizabeth Wassenaar, said often those struggling with eating disorders have overly assigned their worth based on their size and shape.