Eating disorders have reached epidemic proportions among young women in the United States. These disorders are prevalent among women, especially between the ages of 15 and 30. One in ten females suffer from an eating disorder, and recent studies on college campuses show that almost 20 percent of college females have bulimia.
The growing number of lives being impacted by the harmful consequences of eating disorders is of grave concern. Women with eating disorders suffer deep mental, emotional, spiritual, physical, and medical complications, and lose the ability to effectively function in normal life. Foundation for Change is a tax-exempt non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to reversing this terrible trend.
Eating Disorders: Psychical, Social, and Emotional Consequences
How many of your students measure their worth by their size? Learn more about a new education curriculum and video series designed to help High School and College instructors engage their students in meaningful discussions about eating disorders: what they really are; why they develop; and the direct physical, emotional, and social consequences.
“Exquisite Pain — Exquisite Joy”
Some say “A picture is worth a thousand words,” and we are putting art images created by recovering Anorexics and Bulimics to the test in this art show. The works of art displayed have had a powerful impact on us. They vividly portray the hopeless feelings, paralyzing fears, and the bleak world of those who suffer with an eating disorder. They also show the rich hues, beauty, and joy of recovery — of a healthy mind and body. It is our hope that you will be simultaneously disturbed and enriched by this artwork. The pieces are literally snapshots of the souls of their artists. We hope your soul will be touched to do what you can to help Foundation For Change curb the plague of Anorexia and Bulimia which destroys so many lives.