Action News Jax learned that the risk of eating disorders nearly doubled from last year.
Local facilities in the area have seen an increase in young people coming through the door.
Action News Jax reporter Meghan Moriarty spoke with a young woman who struggled with an eating disorder for a decade. She tells Moriarity how she navigated the triggers of the COVID-19 pandemic and her advice for survivors. You can watch the full story on Action News Jax This Morning.
If you or someone you know is suffering from an eating disorder call the National Eating Disorder Association helpline at 800-931-2237. Visit www.nationaleatingdisorders.org for more information.