Bulimia. Anorexia. Binge-eating. You have likely heard of these eating disorders before. But what are they, really? And who do they affect?
This hour, we talk with advocates and experts in the field, and we also hear from you. Have you or has someone close to you suffered from an eating disorder? Where did you turn for help?
- Claire Mysko - CEO of the National Eating Disorders Association (@clairemysko)
- Anahi Ortega - Latina who has recovered from an eating disorder; she resides in Portland, Oregon
- Dr. Sara Niego - Psychiatrist and Service Chief of the Eating Disorders Program at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut (866-542-4455)
NPR: When It Comes To Race, Eating Disorders Don't Discriminate - "Mysko says 30 million Americans have struggled with an eating disorder at some point in their lives. And, that number's probably higher, because the stereotype of who has an eating disorder affects how we talk about them, who seeks treatment, who gets treatment and how they're treated."
Silver Hill: Let's Get Real About Eating Disorders - "When you think about eating disorders, you probably have an image in your head of a severely underweight young woman. However, eating disorders don’t discriminate; they can affect anyone, regardless of gender, age or socioeconomic status."
Catie Talarski contributed to this show.