Monday, February 23, 2009

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, February 22-28

This week, Carmichael Library is joining a nationwide effort to promote healthy body image and to spur awareness of eating disorders. The UM Counseling and Career Center is currently highlighting the efforts of the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders.

According to NEDA, as many as 10 million American females and 1 million American males are fighting a life and death battle with an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia, while millions more are struggling with binge eating disorder.

Check the library throughout the week as we'll display a selection of materials related to this important issue. Also, you can learn how to help others who are struggling with these potentially life-threatening illnesses.

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