Student Life

Student Outreach & Support: WADE (Wellness, Alcohol & Drug Education)

Love Your Body Week

 

LOVE YOUR BODY WEEK 2015         Febuary 9-February 13

        as part of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

 

THROUGHOUT THE WEEK

This year's theme is "I Had No Idea" to raise awareness towards the significant impact eating disorders have on individuals, families, and communities across the nation. The more people who learn about these life- threatening illnesses, the more lives we can save.

               I had NO IDEA...

                           ...that the "perfect" images I see every day are digital illusions.

                                        ...that bullying can trigger disordered eating.

                                                    ...that my passion had become a problem.

                         ...that eating disorders don't discriminate. 

Get in the Know.  Get Help.  Get Involved.

 

Use the hashtag #NEDAwareness to learn more about National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, share your own story, post your support or reflect on information you have learned. 

 

Monday, February 9, 2015:

6:15pm-7:15pm: FREE Cardio Dance Party in O'Pake.  Work out in a fun way and learn about warning signs of a problem.


Tuesday, February 10, 2015:

11:15am-12pm: I Had No Idea That ____ Triggered an Eating Disorder in Campion, North Lounge.  Eating Disorders are not about food.  Come learn more about the triggers of eating disorders and how you can help a friend.

 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015:

6:30pm-7:30pm: FREE High Intensity plus Abs class at O'Pake.  Work out in a fun way and learn about warning signs of a problem.

 

Thursday, February 12, 2015:

11am-12:30pm: Annual Love Your Body Fair in Campion during free period.  Stop by to participate in activities that promote healthy body image and positive self-esteem.  Free snacks and giveaways! Numerous student organizations will have tables with information about how positive body image and eating disorders impact their populations.

 

Friday, February 13, 2015:

12pm-2pm: Disorders Don't Discriminate in Campion hosted by the Black Student Union.  Celebrate ME Day before V Day and learn more about eating disorders and the impact they have on anyone, regardless of race, age, gender or sexuality.  

 



**If you are struggling with an eating disorder or are looking for support, please reach out to Wellness, Alcohol and Drug Education (WADE) at wade@sju.edu or stop into Campion 212.  You can also contact the Peer Educators for more resources at SJUpeereds@gmail.com.  There is help.  There is hope.  You are not alone.**

 

Love Your Body Week Committee is made up of representatives from the following offices:

Office of Multicultural Life (OML)

Student Outreach and Support; Wellness Alcohol and Drug Education (WADE) Program

Student Health Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

WADE Peer Educators

Office of Community Standards

Campus Recreation