Monday, February 23, 2015

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, February 22-28

UM Counseling Services is taking this week to remind the campus about and to encourage awareness of eating disorders. Formed in 2001 out of the merger of several like-minded organizations, the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. The goal of NEDA's National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is to educate the public "on the seriousness of eating disorders and to improve... understanding of their causes, triggers and treatments."

Carmichael Library is assisting the Counseling Office's effort by hosting a book display and online bookshelf of materials about these important issues. The display is located on our ground floor and includes materials promoting the theme of this year's Awareness Week, "I Had No Idea..."

Look for staff from our Counseling Services to be out on campus this week, talking with students about their services and handing out literature. Counselors will also be here in Carmichael Hall on Thursday, Febraury 26 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. to greet students.

Please take time to look through Carmichael's collection of books on these important issues. If you don't get the chance to stop by during this special Awareness Week, you can always view our digital bookshelf: Resources on Eating Disorders online.

As always, if you or a friend is struggling with an eating disorder, or another issue that is affecting your well being, please do not hesitate to reach out to Counseling Services by calling (205) 665-6245.

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