Today kicks off National Eating Disorders Awareness Week for 2011. This year's theme is '"It's time to talk about it."
Isn't this the truth? Though eating disorders are getting out there in the public, it is still stigmatized in many ways. Whether it is someone who is in the early stages of an eating disorder/recovery or more of a veteran, people still feel very ashamed about how they struggle. It makes it even moreso why there is a need to talk about it and realize like anything else, that if we never do, society will never get better.
NEDA has been hosting a video PSA contest. The deadline has already passed, and the winners will be announced in March.
Take a look at at a select few of the submissions. If you go on youtube, there are more.
This last one is an older video from 2009 that I thought was powerful.