“To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in oneself.”
- Simone de Beauvoir
Approximately 1 in 5 youth aged 13–18 (21.4%) experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life. For children aged 8–15, the estimate is 13%. Eating disorders are a very serious and common issue. There are many types of eating disorders, and many types of treatments. Eating disorders often happen alongside other mental illnesses. Click below for more on eating disorders
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