Wake up call: Eating disorders are the second most lethal illness for adults, second only to opioids
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The COVID-19 pandemic has been followed by a mental health pandemic and many don’t realize how many of those suffering are also living in silence with an eating disorder. Nearly 29 million Americans will have an eating disorder in their lifetime, and Mackenzie Carmichael is one of them.
“I acquired this obsession with control and it specifically led to an unhealthy relationship with food, with eating, with my body," Carmichael said.