For the second year Carmichael Library is teaming up with the UM Counseling and Career Center to encourage awareness of eating disorders. The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Among NEDA's efforts is the National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.
The theme of this year's awareness campaign is "It’s Time to Talk About It." From confronting negative stereotypes about body image that are presented in mass media to reminding ourselves that we are beautiful, it is NEDA's goal that everyone who sees their message can do just one thing to raise awareness about these important issues.
Now through the end of the week we're displaying a selection of books about eating disorders. Our display also contains a number of ideas about how all of us can do just one thing to combat eating disorders.
Related Resources On the Web:
- Healthy Weight Network - Presents research and information on obesity, eating disorders, weight loss and healthy living at any size
- National Association for Males with Eating Disorders - Offers support to and public awareness about males with eating disorders
- Reflections Body Image Program - Dedicated to promoting positive body images for all women
Image credit: © National Eating Disorders Association. Used with permission.