Update Feb. 27
Thanks to all who participated in Eating Disorder Awareness Week. We received a lot of positive feedback on our display from staff, professors and students. Special thanks to those who wore buttons and/or filled out paper hearts to show support.
Just because #EDAW2015 is over doesn’t mean silence is OK.
*~*~If you or someone you know needs help, please contact Health Services or Counseling Services (both in Miley Hall).~*~*
“How To Help A Friend Who Has An Eating Disorder”
Credit: The Huffington Post | By Nina Bahadur
It’s National Eating Disorders Awareness Week and the library is helping to focus attention toward a growing problem.
Did you know….?
- Up to 24 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder (anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder) in the U.S
- Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness
- 91% of women surveyed on a college campus had attempted to control their weight through dieting. 22% dieted “often” or “always”
- An estimated 10-15% of people with anorexia or bulimia are male
From: The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
On the 1st FL of the library we have a number of displays related to eating disorders. First, we have a book display filled with books on all aspects of eating disorders. Feel free to borrow any of these books if they interest you!
On the opposite side of the same floor is a large grey board with various statistics on eating disorders, as well as how you can get help for yourself or for someone you know. While you’re there, take a second to fill out one of the paper hearts in the “I ♥ My…” display. Markers and paper hearts are provided.
Handouts are provided to take with you for future reference, such as “What Should I Say? Tips for Talking to a Friend Struggling with an Eating Disorder” and “What NOT To Say to Someone in Recovery”. Also please take and wear a button to proudly show your support!
If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating problem, please call or go to Health Services, Miley Hall (Garden Level), x2904 or Counseling Services, Miley Hall (Garden Level), x2919.
Below are some informative online resources about Eating Disorders:
National Eating Disorder Association
National Institute of Mental Health
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)
Eating Disorder Coalition
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