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Sponsors: Senator Shealy
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Introduced in the Senate on March 6, 2019
Introduced in the House on April 24, 2019
Adopted by the General Assembly on April 24, 2019
Summary: Eating Disorders Awareness Week
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/6/2019 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 4) 3/6/2019 Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 4) 4/11/2019 Senate Polled out of committee Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 5) 4/11/2019 Senate Committee report: Favorable Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 5) 4/12/2019 Scrivener's error corrected 4/23/2019 Senate Adopted, sent to House (Senate Journal-page 15) 4/24/2019 House Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence (House Journal-page 18)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
POLLED OUT OF COMMITTEE
April 11, 2019
S. Printed 4/11/19--S. [SEC 4/12/19 3:40 PM]
Read the first time March 6, 2019.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (S. 623) to recognize February 25 through March 3, 2019, as "Eating Disorders Awareness Week" in the State of South Carolina, to coincide with National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, etc., respectfully
Has polled the Concurrent Resolution out majority favorable.
TO RECOGNIZE FEBRUARY 25 THROUGH MARCH 3, 2019, AS "EATING DISORDERS AWARENESS WEEK" IN THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, TO COINCIDE WITH NATIONAL EATING DISORDERS AWARENESS WEEK, AND TO RECOGNIZE FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2019, AS "EATING DISORDERS AWARENESS DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
Whereas, the 2019 theme of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is "Come as You Are" and aims to highlight a movement toward inclusivity in the greater eating disorder community and the goal of unifying the field of eating disorders. In particular, this year's theme sends a message to individuals at all stages of body acceptance and eating disorder recovery that their stories are valid; and
Whereas, eating disorders usually appear in adolescence, and an estimated four thousand adolescents in South Carolina struggle with an eating disorder; and
Whereas, eating disorders are serious conditions that are potentially life-threatening and have a great impact on both a person's physical and emotional health. Eating disorders are serious illnesses, not lifestyle choices, and are often associated with substantial psychological problems, including depression, substance abuse, and suicide. In fact, anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness; and
Whereas, many individuals, families, and communities are unaware of the devastating mental and physical consequences of eating disorders, as well as the pressures, attitudes, and behaviors that shape them. Too often, the signs and symptoms of eating disorders are overlooked; and
Whereas, less than one-third of youth with eating disorders will receive treatment, but eating disorder experts have found that prompt intensive treatment significantly improves the chances of recovery. Therefore, it is important for educators, medical providers, parents, and community members to be aware of the warning signs and symptoms of eating disorders; and
Whereas, the National Eating Disorders Association strives to address the many misconceptions regarding eating disorders and to highlight the availability of resources for treatment and support, and the South Carolina Eating Disorders Association further provides critical support for families and friends, raises community awareness, offers educational programs, and promotes quality care and early intervention; and
Whereas, National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is a collaborative effort consisting primarily of volunteers, including eating disorder professionals, health care providers, students, educators, social workers, and individuals committed to raising awareness of the dangers surrounding eating disorders and the need for early intervention and treatment access; and
Whereas, the General Assembly of South Carolina recognizes the vital work of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week in promoting public and media attention to the seriousness of eating disorders and for working to improve education about their biological and environmental causes, as well as how to help those who are struggling with these debilitating diseases. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, recognize February 25 through March 3, 2019, as "Eating Disorders Awareness Week" in the State of South Carolina, to coincide with National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, and recognize Friday, March 1, 2019, as "Eating Disorders Awareness Day" in South Carolina.
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