HASHTAG OUR STORIES: Eating Disorders is a variety of illnesses that are characterized by dangerous eating patterns and severe distress or concern about body weight or shape.
People who believe they need to change how they look tend to overeat, starve themselves, or adopt other unhealthy behaviors surrounding food and body weight. These disorders — binge eating, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia — are not simply bad habits. They interfere with daily life and without proper treatment they can cause serious health problems.
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The South African Depression And Anxiety Group (SADAG) is Africa’s largest mental health support and advocacy group open 7 days a week from 8am – 8pm. If you are needing a referral to a psychologist, psychiatrist or support group call SADAG on 011 234 4837 or 0800 20 50 26 and speak to a trained counselor who can assist you further. Substance abuse hotline: 0800 12 13 14 is available 24hrs or alternatively email Zane on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need support or know someone who does, please reach out to your nearest mental health specialist. India Helplines: Aasra: 022 2754 6669; Sneha India Foundation: +914424640050 and Sanjivini: 011-24311918
Eating disorders do not discriminate. They are complex mental health disorders that can affect anyone, regardless of age, sex, or race. South Africa Eating Disorder Treatment has many resources available to those in recovery. CLICK HERE
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