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According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, over 30 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness and every 62 seconds at least one person dies as a direct result of their disease.
In possibly more alarming news, a study found that 51% of NINE AND TEN year old girls feel better about themselves when restricting their diet. 10% of girls in tenth grade thought of themselves as too fat.Sadly, only one in ten sufferers will seek treatment. This is unfortunate since multifaceted treatment for eating disorders has a 60% success rate. Today, we are talking to Alayna. Alayna was literally on the brink of death when she finally got the help she needed. So many of her stories were all too familiar. I think many of us have struggled with eating disorders on and off for our whole lives.
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