National Eating Disorders Awareness Week – Feb. 26-March 4

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It’s National Eating Disorders Awareness Week and the library is helping to focus attention toward this growing problem.

Did you know….?

    • As many as 30 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and associated disorders) 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 display filled with books and DVDs on all types and aspects of eating disorders. Feel free to borrow any of these books or films if they interest you!

Next to the book display is a large board with a collage of various statistics, quotes, etc. on eating disorders, as well as ways you can get help for yourself or for someone you know. On the opposite side of the 1st FL, 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.”

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!

If you know someone who may need help, take a “Let’s Talk About It” card and start the conversation; both Counseling Services and Health Services can assist students who may have an eating problem or friends of those who have an eating disorder. Take and wear a button to proudly show your support!

On Wed. Feb. 28 from 12-2pm, go to the Miley Dining Hall Lobby and participate in #SalveChoosesBeautiful Body Image campaign activities (hosted by the Counseling Center and Health Services)

If you suspect that you or someone you know may be struggling with an eating problem, please call or walk into 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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Free Tax Preparation – Feb. 15 through April 11

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FREE tax preparation assistance for Salve members and the local community for individuals and families earning less than $53,000. Located on the 1st FL of McKillop Library, facing the Wakehurst building. (see map below)

Tax assistance sessions will be open every Wednesday, Feb. 15 to April 11, from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

Be sure to bring:

  • Social security card(s) for self, spouse and all dependents
  • Picture ID for self and spouse (if applicable)
  • All 2017  W-2, 1099 and 1095-A forms
  • Copy of 2016 Federal Tax Return if you have one
  • Child & Dependent Care Expense – Tax Identification Number (SSN, EIN) of the care provider
  • For direct deposit: bring a check or savings account number with routing number (both found on a blank check)

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This program is run by the accounting students from Salve Regina who have completed the AARP extensive tax preparation course as well as passing the VITA/AARP advanced certification which then qualifies the preparers to do this work. The program will be open to the local public, Salve Regina students and staff. Everyone therefore is welcome to come.  No return is e-filed or mailed without a review by the site coordinator or another appointee from the AARP.

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