Eating Disorders Are on the Rise: Here’s How Educators Can Help Their Students
Source: The JED Foundation
Resource Type: Website or Webpage Article
Audience(s): Educators, Families, Health or Mental Health Professional, School Staff or Administrators, Students
During the pandemic, eating disorder helpline calls increased by as much as 80% while the number of hospitalizations for adolescents with eating disorders more than doubled. Educators are often the first to identify signs of trouble in children and teenagers, and they can also be a powerful force in helping them get the support they need. That is why it’s important that they are able to recognize the signs of an eating disorder and know what to do next.