The Kirkwood Call

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (NEDA)

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (NEDA)

Annie O'Brien, news-features editor

March 1, 2018

The words “eating disorder” cover a wide range of mental health issues, from anorexia and bulimia to binge eating disorders. And while these topics can be full of mystery if you are not fully informed, there is plenty of information to help you learn more about them. Here are some quick facts to ...

Eating disorders

Eating disorders

Cece Hensley and Lindsay Huck

February 20, 2015

While he was a freshman in high school, Simao Drew’s perception of himself drastically changed when a boy in his class made a comment about his weight. Although Drew was never severely overweight, he began dieting, running and experimenting with alternative ways to get thinner. “Over the next...

Skinny science

Skinny science

Chloë King, web staff

February 18, 2015

Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are mental disorders, but they can have many physical affects as well; suffering from an eating disorder can change the way a body works years after the patient it back on track. Bone loss- During teen years the bones are supposed to be developing, but instead ...

Kirkwood High School student newspaper
bulimia