How Disordered Eating Can Impact Your Mental Wellness

June 16, 2016

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5 Facts About Eating Disorders On A College Campus

Eating disorders affect millions of individuals in the United States. Around ten million females and one million males battle with this disease.

The occurrence of eating disorders is prevalent on college campuses due to the change of environment. The amplified pressure and stress from being a college student can lead to various mental health problems such as an eating disorder.

Individuals between the ages of 18-21 are more susceptible to develop eating disorders. This age group is identical to the years an individual spends at college. During these years, eating disorders are more likely to begin, be retriggered or become worse.

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate regarding mental illnesses. This is why it is important that college campuses have more resources for individuals and their mental wellness needs.

UNH has resources to help aid students with their eating struggles and body image issues. One of the vital resources to our campus is the Eating Concerns Mentors, a group of students who are trained to mentor individuals who are struggling with disordered eating and body image problems.

Learn more about the program and how to connect with an Eating Concerns Mentor here!

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