Schools Are Highly Developed With Various Programs Help Ensure Students With A Safe Learning Environment

911 Words Aug 6th, 2016 4 Pages
What 's on Our Mind, but Not On Our Plates Schools are highly developed with various programs to help ensure students with a safe learning environment. Although, this may lead to a safe environmental mindset that influences the one thing that it was solely meant to prevent. Starting a new chapter in our life by becoming a highschool student or even a full time college student can be tremendously stressful. Doing tedious assignments, waking up early for your morning classes, worrying about that final exam - these are examples of how school can “hammer down” a load on your mind, inducing anxiety, and possibly taking a toll on your mental health. Stress and anxiety from high school made me susceptible, allowing the manifestation of an eating disorder. With the basic busy schedule of a student, it is common to find it hard to have a meal or even a snack at some times, but school is not a justification to skip meals, regardless of it being intentional or not. Colleges and other school establishments should authorize programs and support services to help promote and uphold the physical as well as mental wellness of its students. Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge-Eating Disorder is defined by the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) as a “serious emotional and physical illness including extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food” (NEDA par 1). Eating disorders are complex medical and psychological illnesses that can be…

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