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In the United States, it is estimated that 1 out of every 10 Americans—20 million women and 10 million men—suffers from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating, or an eating disorder not otherwise specified. 90% of these people never receive treatment. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all mental illnesses, and carry with them a host of negative medical and psychological consequences, including osteoporosis, electrolyte imbalances, depression, and death – they have the highest mortality rate of all mental illnesses. However, with proper treatment, full and lasting recovery is possible.
Every donation, no matter what the size, helps in our ongoing fight to save lives and help people recover from eating disorders. We are receiving over 600 applications per year from people who are motivated to recover from their eating disorders but cannot afford treatment. Here are a few examples of where your donation will go:
$100 – 1 hour nutritionist appointment
$150 – 1 hour therapy appointment
$250 – 1 ½ hour family therapy appointment
2,000 – 1 week of intensive aftercare for a recipient
$6,000 – 1 year of full outpatient treatment for a recipient
$30,000 – 1 month of full residential treatment for a recipient