PRINTER'S NO. 108
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE RESOLUTION
No.
20
Session of
2021
INTRODUCED BY BROWNE, SANTARSIERO, LANGERHOLC, BARTOLOTTA,
KEARNEY, VOGEL, PHILLIPS-HILL, HUGHES, MENSCH, J. WARD,
ARGALL, SCAVELLO, MARTIN, PITTMAN AND COSTA, JANUARY 27, 2021
REFERRED TO RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS, JANUARY 27, 2021
A RESOLUTION
Recognizing the week of February 22 through 28, 2021, as "Eating
Disorders Awareness Week" in Pennsylvania in conjunction with
the observance of "National Eating Disorders Awareness Week."
WHEREAS, The National Eating Disorders Association's (NEDA's)
"National Eating Disorders Awareness Week" is the largest and
best-known eating disorders outreach effort in the country; and
WHEREAS, The goal of "National Eating Disorders Awareness
Week" or "NEDAwareness Week" is to shine the spotlight on eating
disorders by educating the public, spreading a message of hope
and putting life-saving resources into the hands of those in
need; and
WHEREAS, Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of
any mental illness and approximately 30 million Americans
struggle at some point in their lives with an eating disorder;
and
WHEREAS, These disorders affect people across all backgrounds
and include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating
disorders; and
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WHEREAS, The 2021 theme for "NEDAwareness Week" is "Every
Body Has a Seat at the Table"; and
WHEREAS, This theme invites inclusivity in the greater eating
disorder community and sends a message to individuals at all
stages of body acceptance that their eating disorder recovery
issues are valid; and
WHEREAS, Signs and symptoms of eating disorders are often
overlooked, and many individuals, families and communities are
unaware of the devastating mental and physical consequences of
eating disorders, as well as the pressures, attitudes and
behaviours that shape them; and
WHEREAS, Many cases of eating disorders go undetected, and
less than one-third of youths with eating disorders receive
treatment; and
WHEREAS, Eating disorder experts have found that prompt,
intensive treatment significantly improves the chances of
recovery; and
WHEREAS, The Senate recognizes that "National Eating
Disorders Awareness Week" highlights the importance of
screenings for early detection and intervention of eating
disorders, dispels myths and presents eating disorders as a
public health issue with close connections to substance abuse,
obesity, trauma and other mental health conditions such as
depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder; therefore
be it
RESOLVED, That the Senate recognize the week of February 22
through 28, 2021, as "Eating Disorders Awareness Week" in
Pennsylvania in conjunction with the observance of "National
Eating Disorders Awareness Week."
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