In 2013, the Department of Defense found a study that more than 3,500 service members were diagnosed with eating disorders within the last 10 years. Just in 2015 the number was 1,041.
A military member faces more stress than anyone could imagine. From the physically demanding lifestyle to the exposure to war – people in the military face traumatic situations on a daily basis. Military members have to relocate constantly, separate from their families, and we believe that they can fully fight for our country without any repercussions? Now that’s just asking too much.
The National Eating Disorder Association tells us that many military members are afflicted with various eating disorders, but as far as getting help from an eating disorder center in California or wherever they are located – that is the part that doesn’t happen often.