Eating Disorders

Anorexia, bulimia and binge eating are all eating disorders. They involve serious medical and emotional issues, and an affected person needs immediate help.

Signs of an eating disorder:

  • Hate the thought of body fat
  • Exercises often and too excessively
  • Uses steroids or supplements
  • Skips meals often
  • Eats the same thing day after day
  • Has conflicts with family or friends over how much or how often they eat
  • Vomiting after eating
  • Use of diuretics or laxatives after eating
  • Secret eating binges

Eating disorders can be life threatening!

Student Health Services can provide collaborative care with our Nurse Practitioners (monitor health status), Mental Health Therapists (deal with causative emotional issues), and Health Educators (provide nutritional counseling), as well as support groups.

If you think you may be suffering from an eating disorder, contact SHS today for an appointment.

Medical Services

EMERGENCIES

Call one of the following:
  • Utah County Crisis Line: (801) 691-5433
  • Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention: 1-800-931-2237
    (Hours: 8am-noon daily, PT)
  • Eating Disorders Center: 1-888-236-1188
  • Call 911