NEDAwareness Week 2021

February 22-28, 2021 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

This week shines the spotlight on eating disorders by educating the public, spreading a message of hope, and putting lifesaving resources into the hands of those in need.

Eating disorders can affect anyone, regardless of age, size, gender, race, sexuality, ability, and more. National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (#NEDAwareness) is an observance that aims to raise awareness about eating disorders and support those affected by them.

Grab a seat at the NEDAwareness Week table. Everyone is welcome.

Ways to participate:

  • Learn the facts. Explore our resources below to learn more about eating disorders, signs and symptoms, and treatment. 
  • Tune in for our Facebook Live. On Feb. 24, hear a former patient share her story of recovering from anorexia. Click here to visit our Facebook page.
  • Practice mindfulness. Try out our therapeutic activities listed below.
  • Follow along. Check out our social media as we share more resources (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

Activities to Try

Learn More From Our Experts

  • Food and Mood

    Mental Health
    Published:

    Mental health begins at your kitchen table.

  • Mental Health Moment: You Are So Beautiful

    In the News
    Published:

    Dr. Terri Griffith, clinical coordinator at The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt, discusses body insecurity - and ways you can address it.

  • Eating Disorders in Men

    Mental Health
    Published:

    There’s a common misconception that eating disorders only impact a certain type of person. But just like any other mental health condition, eating disorders don’t discriminate.

  • Coping with Eating Disorders in Quarantine

    Mental Health
    Published:

    In this webinar, Dr. Terri Griffith and Dina Wientge, LCSW-C share the signs and symptoms of eating disorders, how families and loved ones can be supportive, and tips for coping during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Eating Disorders Disproportionately Affect the LGBTQ Community

    In the News
    Published:

    Dina Wientge, LCSW-C, from The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt, explains treatment options and why eating disorders can disproportionately impact the LGBTQ community in the most recent edition of Baltimore Outloud.

  • A Patient's Guide to Eating Disorders

    In the News
    Published:

    Terri Griffith, PsyD, clinical coordinator for The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt, dispels eating disorder myths and discusses forms of therapy.

  • A Patient's Guide to Bulimia Nervosa

    Mental Health
    Published:

    Terri Griffith, PsyD, clinical coordinator for The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt, shares the major signs of progress in recovery from bulimia nervosa.

  • A Patient's Guide to Anorexia Nervosa

    Mental Health
    Published:

    Terri Griffith, PsyD, clinical coordinator for The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt, discusses the diagnosis process for anorexia nervosa.

  • Sight Unseen: Myths About Eating Disorders

    Mental Health
    Published:

    The psychiatric illness with the highest mortality rate is persistently misunderstood.