The fact that between my two blogs there is a combined amount of over 12,000 followers and 25 people cannot commit to buying a shirt not only supporting the seriousness of eating disorders, but the deaths of those who have lost the battle infuriates me. No wonder people don’t take this seriously.
Fatality Of Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders have the highest mortality rate of all mental health related illness. So why are they not being taken seriously? More and more people are dying directly due to these illnesses and it is not getting the attention necessary. They suffer in silence. And oftentimes when a person does reach out they are met with limited and uneducated resources. Insurances also have a hard time taking these fatal diseases as a real health issue, thus turning down patients for help, and most times people simply cannot afford the thousands of dollars out of pocket to ultimately save their own life. Speak up, together we can take a stand and demand for all eating disorder sufferers to be helped, heard, and no longer ashamed to fight this battle. Too many lives have been lost. Via NEDA: Eating disorders are real, complex, and devastating conditions that can have serious consequences for health, productivity, and relationships. Eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that affect a person’s emotional and physical health. This shirt is dedicated to Danielle Schprechman, who wanted to order my next available shirt and will never get the chance to, she lost her battle, and her life. Sending love and positive energy to all of those who knew her. Speak up; save a life.
A girl from my treatment center recently passed away due to her eating disorder. It’s time to take a stand before we lose many more. This shirt is inspired by her.