Not worth the WEIGHT

Not worth the WEIGHT

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Clara Pennycook started this petition to Boris Johnson (Prime Minister) and

Not Worth the Weight

Anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder.

Between 1.25 and 3.4 million people in the UK are affected by an eating disorder.

 

I firmly believe more lives could be saved without the current physical diagnostic barriers for a mental illness.

By removing the BMI diagnostic criteria more people could receive the intervention and treatment they need before the grips of this mental illness destroy their lives. 

The nature of this mental illness causes sufferers to push help away and those suffering are more likely to be receptive to treatment sooner rather than later. 

Leaving someone suffering all the symptoms of anorexia and withholding treatment until they reach a low enough weight is simply not the right approach for a mental illness.

 

This needs to CHANGE we need to remove the BMI range as the defining diagnostic tool for people living with Anorexia.

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