We're sad to announce that HB3227 did not make it through the Senate last week. A very special THANK YOU to all who participated in the process of getting the bill through the House. It was not an easy task! Because of your phone calls, office visits, testimonies, emails and letters, the majority of both the House and Senate were very supportive of the bill. They simply ran out of time. We'll be back in 2015!
If you'd like to be a part of future advocacy events and programs, email AFED at email@example.com.
Austin Foundation for Eating Disorders (AFED) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing awareness and education, advocacy, prevention and support to anyone affected by eating disorders in the central Texas community.
A Few Words About Eating DisordersIt’s estimated that at least 10 million females and 1 million males suffer with eating disorders in America today -- for women, that’s more than breast cancer and HIV/AIDS combined. And for males, more than prostate cancer. Thousands develop an eating disorder every year and, contrary to some beliefs, eating disorders are not a choice. They are a serious mental illness with devastating physical consequences. Additionally, people do NOT have to look like they have an eating disorder to have one. In fact, the majority of those struggling are at average or above average weight. It’s highly likely that you know someone with an eating disorder and don’t even know it.
So remember, if you know someone with an eating disorder or someone you suspect might have an eating disorder, don’t be quick to judge. The person already feels an intense amount of unnecessary shame and is suffering much more than you can imagine. Please join us in educating Central Texans and surrounding areas by checking out the rest of our website and passing it along to others.
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DISCLAIMER: AFED does not give medical advice or treatment and is not a health care provider. AFED is not responsible for experiences or
outcomes of any resources listed on the www.austinfed.org website. The information that appears on the www.austinfed.org website is not meant as a replacement for proper care from doctors, therapists, nutritionists, support groups, etc. It is vital that you talk with your physician and a qualified mental health professional regarding eating disorder symptoms and treatment..
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