Life can throw major challenges into your marriage if your spouse is diagnosed with mental illness. Ask yourself if you are responding well to this new scenario, and to other challenges in your life. Are you stepping up in a way you that you are proud of or are you avoiding doing your part to help your spouse, your family, your marriage, and yourself? Successful couples do not allow mental illness to destroy their marriage but instead view this circumstance as a challenge to be managed and overcome. Both partners must be responsible for themselves and have a healthy response and reaction to unexpected or problematic situations to thrive. You can both make adjustments so the “new” reality of the marriage can become a manageable and happy situation.
Advocate for early intervention and evidence-based treatment.
Affirm parents/families as key players in their children’s/loved one’s treatment and recovery.
Call for increased diversity in research, narratives, media, and professionals working in the field, so as to uplift marginalized communities and underrepresented global regions.
Address the lack of access to affordable, culturally competent, representative and comprehensive care among underserved populations.
Promote that eating disorders are treatable at all ages/stages.
In addition, World Eating Disorder Action Day promotes the “Nine Truths About Eating Disorders” and the renewed “World Eating Disorder Health Care Rights.”