Many families are surprised to learn that eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. For females between 15-24 years old, the mortality rate associated with anorexia nervosa is 12 times higher than the death rate of all other causes of death. 20% of people suffering from anorexia nervosa will die prematurely from problems related to their eating disorder, including suicide, cardiac complications and electrolyte imbalances.
These are scary statistics. In addition to our resources, here are two other helpful websites: