Wichita, Kansas Statistics on Eating Disorders
13-15% of people in the US are diagnosed with an eating disorder in their lifetime. However, only 1 in 10 will seek help for their eating disorder. For WICHITA this means 70,000 people in our community suffer from an eating disorder (anorexia n., bulimia n., binge eating disorder, osfed).
In WICHITA, only 700 of the 70,000 (or less) will seek help.
This is due to lack of education, stigma, lack of resources, and shame/secrecy around the disorder.
How can we change this in our community?
Questions? I’d be happy to answer them via email here or give me a call at (316) 201-6047.