WHAT: National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, held February 24-March 4 and supported by Screen for Mental Health Inc, brings attention to the critical needs of people with eating disorders and their families.
WHERE: Individuals can locate an eating disorder site or take an online screening by visiting http://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/aspenstrong.
WHEN: National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is held February 24-March 4.
HOW: Thousands of organizations nationwide will host an Eating Disorder event or provide access to online screenings on their website. A screening consists of a series of questions designed to indicate whether symptoms of an eating disorder are present and if clinical help is needed. After completing a screening, participants receive immediate feedback and referral information for local resources that offer further evaluation and treatment.
WHY: Online screenings are an effective first step in eating disorder intervention. Similar to other illnesses, early intervention can significantly increase recovery. National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, held February 24-March 4, bring attention to the critical needs of people with eating disorders and their families.