I want to underscore how deadly and prevalent eating disorders are.
Eating disorders affect at least 9% of the population worldwide.
They are the deadliest mental illness, having the highest mortality rate.
Its mortality rate is 12 times higher than the death rate of ALL causes of death for females 15-24 years old.
It’s greater than the death rate for opioid addiction or major depression.
I started to take recovery more seriously once I saw data that scared me. The data clearly indicates that people with anorexia have poor health. It is a very serious illness.