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Eating disorders have the highest mortality of any mental health disorder.  Twenty million women and 10 million men suffer from an eating disorder at some time in their life, yet only 1 in 10 get help.  It remains a health crisis
silenced by stigma.


The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is launching its 26th annual National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Feb. 24 – March 2, in an annual campaign to bring public attention to and understanding of eating disorders.


Occidental College is getting the conversation started by hosting a talk with Patricia Pitts, PhD, who recovered from anorexia and is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Bella Vita, a leading center for education and treatment of eating disorders. 


Join us to hear Patricia Pitts, PhD discuss how to identify early signs and symptoms, what causes and maintains eating disorders, and what a loved one or friend can do to help someone they suspect is struggling.  The free talk will be held on Thursday, March 28th at 7PM at Dumke Commons at Occidental College.


For more information, go to www.thebellavita.com.

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