There are lots of myths and misconceptions that many people have about eating disorders. Sometimes these can be really frustrating, like when people assume that EDs only affect young, upper-class, white women. Sometimes they can be dangerous, as in the case of people assuming EDs (and other mental health issues) are a choice and that people can "snap out of it". This article here on Proud2Bme has some other examples of common ED myths: http://proud2bme.org/content/3-media-myths-about-eating-disorders .
What are some things about EDs that you wish more people understood? If you have any examples, or any suggestions for how we can work to "bust" those myths, share some here!