March 1, 2018 - Issue: Vol. 164, No. 37 — Daily Edition115th Congress (2017 - 2018) - 2nd Session
SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 37
(Senate - March 01, 2018)
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[Pages S1317-S1318] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS ______ SENATE RESOLUTION 419--DESIGNATING THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 26 THROUGH MARCH 4, 2018, AS ``NATIONAL EATING DISORDERS AWARENESS WEEK'' AND SUPPORTING THE GOALS AND IDEALS OF RAISING AWARENESS AND UNDERSTANDING OF EATING DISORDERS Mrs. CAPITO (for herself and Ms. Baldwin) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to: S. Res. 419 Whereas eating disorders affect 30,000,000 individuals in the United States at some point during their lifetimes; Whereas eating disorders are caused by a complex interaction of genetic, biological, social, behavioral, and psychological factors; Whereas eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, and other feeding or eating disorders; Whereas individuals with eating disorders have some of the highest mortality rates of all mental illnesses; Whereas there is a high prevalence of eating disorders among members of the Armed Forces on active duty and veterans; Whereas many health professionals receive limited or no formal training about eating disorders or the identification and treatment of eating disorders; Whereas best practices for the treatment of an eating disorder includes the involvement of the patient, the family of the patient, and a comprehensive team of professionals such as social workers, mental health counselors, primary care practitioners, psychiatrists, psychologists, dietitians, and other specialty providers; and Whereas more research on eating disorders is needed to inform evidence-based treatments, promote prevention efforts, facilitate early identification, and provide insight on illness causation and the effects of eating disorders on minds and bodies: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Senate-- (1) designates the week of February 26 through March 4, 2018, as ``National Eating Disorders Awareness Week''; (2) supports the goals and ideals of a national week to raise public awareness and [[Page S1318]] understanding of eating disorders and the millions of families in the United States affected by eating disorders; (3) recognizes the need for treatment of individuals with eating disorders; (4) acknowledges the need for further research on eating disorders; and (5) encourages Federal, State, and local governments, and citizens of the United States-- (A) to support National Eating Disorders Awareness Week through programs and activities; and (B) to promote public awareness of eating disorders. ____________________