National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, 2022, 10675-10676 [2022-04096]

Download as PDF 10675 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 87, No. 37 Thursday, February 24, 2022 Title 3— Proclamation 10340 of February 18, 2022 The President National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, 2022 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation National Eating Disorders Awareness Week provides an opportunity to draw attention to one of the most serious mental health conditions impacting the lives of Americans and their families today. Eating disorders—including binge-eating, bulimia nervosa, and anorexia nervosa—affect people of all backgrounds and genders. Nearly 1 in 10 Americans are expected to develop an eating disorder in their lifetime. In recent years, there has been a troubling surge in eating disorders among children, older adults, military service members, and transgender individuals. When undiagnosed or untreated, eating disorders can have serious—even fatal—consequences, which is why improving mental health services and support is so important. The COVID–19 pandemic has been especially challenging for individuals with eating disorders. National eating disorder hotlines have seen a more than 70 percent spike in the volume of calls and chats since the pandemic started. Research shows that the number of hospitalizations for eating disorders has doubled during that same time period. Despite the fact that eating disorders have among the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, the shame and stigmatization of eating disorders often prevent people who are suffering from seeking help. That is why it is important to make more people aware that, with early detection and medical intervention, full recovery from an eating disorder is possible. My Administration is working to improve access to treatment, recovery, and social support for everyone currently living with an eating disorder as well as for their caregivers, families, and friends. Through the National Institute of Mental Health, we are working to develop better therapies and interventions. My Administration is also working to ensure that eating disorder care and treatment are treated the same as any other medical conditions by health insurance plans. Funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides health care providers, families, caregivers, and community members the tools, training, and resources to recognize the symptoms of an eating disorder so that referrals to specialty providers and treatment can be provided as early as possible. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with FR PREZDOC1 We are also working to increase access to mental health services and support for young people, who are uniquely vulnerable to eating disorders. The American Rescue Plan included $122 billion to help schools reopen safely, enabling them to support the mental health of their students. I have also called for doubling the number of school-based health counselors, social workers, and nurses. Together, these resources will be essential to addressing the mental health needs of our Nation’s youth. To all those families who have watched a loved one face an eating disorder and to all those who are currently facing or recovering from an eating disorder—you are in our hearts and you are not alone. It is within our power to reduce the burden of eating disorders on the lives of Americans and their families. As we work toward these improvements, immediate assistance is available for those in need of help. The SAMHSA National Helpline at 1–800–662–4357 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-daysa-year information and referral service. 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Vol. 87

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Proclamation 10340--National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, 2022



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Federal Register / Vol. 87 , No. 37 / Thursday, February 24, 2022 / 
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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 10340 of February 18, 2022

                
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, 2022

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                National Eating Disorders Awareness Week provides an 
                opportunity to draw attention to one of the most 
                serious mental health conditions impacting the lives of 
                Americans and their families today. Eating disorders--
                including binge-eating, bulimia nervosa, and anorexia 
                nervosa--affect people of all backgrounds and genders. 
                Nearly 1 in 10 Americans are expected to develop an 
                eating disorder in their lifetime. In recent years, 
                there has been a troubling surge in eating disorders 
                among children, older adults, military service members, 
                and transgender individuals. When undiagnosed or 
                untreated, eating disorders can have serious--even 
                fatal--consequences, which is why improving mental 
                health services and support is so important.

                The COVID-19 pandemic has been especially challenging 
                for individuals with eating disorders. National eating 
                disorder hotlines have seen a more than 70 percent 
                spike in the volume of calls and chats since the 
                pandemic started. Research shows that the number of 
                hospitalizations for eating disorders has doubled 
                during that same time period.

                Despite the fact that eating disorders have among the 
                highest mortality rate of any mental illness, the shame 
                and stigmatization of eating disorders often prevent 
                people who are suffering from seeking help. That is why 
                it is important to make more people aware that, with 
                early detection and medical intervention, full recovery 
                from an eating disorder is possible.

                My Administration is working to improve access to 
                treatment, recovery, and social support for everyone 
                currently living with an eating disorder as well as for 
                their caregivers, families, and friends. Through the 
                National Institute of Mental Health, we are working to 
                develop better therapies and interventions. My 
                Administration is also working to ensure that eating 
                disorder care and treatment are treated the same as any 
                other medical conditions by health insurance plans. 
                Funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health 
                Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides health care 
                providers, families, caregivers, and community members 
                the tools, training, and resources to recognize the 
                symptoms of an eating disorder so that referrals to 
                specialty providers and treatment can be provided as 
                early as possible.

                We are also working to increase access to mental health 
                services and support for young people, who are uniquely 
                vulnerable to eating disorders. The American Rescue 
                Plan included $122 billion to help schools reopen 
                safely, enabling them to support the mental health of 
                their students. I have also called for doubling the 
                number of school-based health counselors, social 
                workers, and nurses. Together, these resources will be 
                essential to addressing the mental health needs of our 
                Nation's youth.

                To all those families who have watched a loved one face 
                an eating disorder and to all those who are currently 
                facing or recovering from an eating disorder--you are 
                in our hearts and you are not alone. It is within our 
                power to reduce the burden of eating disorders on the 
                lives of Americans and their families. As we work 
                toward these improvements, immediate assistance is 
                available for those in need of help. The SAMHSA 
                National Helpline at 1-800-662-4357 is a confidential, 
                free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-days-a-year information and 
                referral service. For anyone experiencing a crisis,

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                immediate help is also available by calling the 
                National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of 
                the United States of America, by virtue of the 
                authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws 
                of the United States, do hereby proclaim February 21 
                through February 27, 2022, as National Eating Disorders 
                Awareness Week. I encourage citizens, government 
                agencies, private businesses, nonprofit organizations, 
                and other interested groups to join in activities that 
                will increase awareness of what Americans can do to 
                prevent eating disorders and improve access to care and 
                other support services for those currently living with 
                an eating disorder.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                eighteenth day of February, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand twenty-two, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                sixth.
                
                
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