…and my two cents worth for good measure?
Did you know that one in fifty people will be affected by Binge Eating Disorder (BED) in their lifetime?
BED is more common than anorexia and bulimia. Diet culture and weight stigma has normalised the restrictive eating and diet mentality that triggers binge eating.
Did you know that one in six people with BED attempt suicide and one in four think about it?
My lived experience has shown me that being suicidal is not always the desire to die, but the desire to escape the pain (often emotional, unseen pain) of living.
Did you know that most people will recover from BED with the right treatment and support?
This is why raising awareness and challenging unhelpful opinions is so important, we want people living with BED to feel safe enough to reach out for help.
Really interesting facts, especially how surprisingly common BED is – I’ve learnt something, thank you!
I know, right?! I did too.