EATING DISORDER AWARENESS WEEK Febuary 11, 2013- February 15, 2013
THROUGHOUT THE WEEKUse the hashtag #DontGetWeighedDown to share your own story, post your support or reflect on information you have learned. We want to keep talking about eating disorders and not allow our fellow Hawks to struggle silently or alone. Show your support and use the hashtag #DontGetWeighedDown in Facebook, Twitter and Instagram this week.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013
Survivor Stories in Forum Theater during free period - 1130-1230pm
Join us for this open mic event as part of Eating Disorder Awareness Week! The featured speaker is Eleanor Stanford, professor of English at SJU, who will share her story of struggle and triumph as written in her memoir. Then the floor will be open to anyone who wants to share a story, a feeling or anything at all about eating disorders and the impact they have on our community. Come support your fellow hawks by listening to Survivor Stories.
Come to listen, come to speak, come to learn, come to be inspired .... That's the MAGIS.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013
WeighED Down? in Forum Theater from 6-7pm followed by a Support Social
Learn about ED in all its forms and how to help a friend in need from expert panelists then stick around for the support social.
Support Social in Sunroom 1 directly after the Educational Panel 7pm-8pm
This group discussion will be led by an eating disorder therapist/specialist of Live Well Therapy and is open to anyone who knows someone struggling with an eating disorder. This engaging discussion group will help those in attendance feel comfortable for reaching out for help for themselves or a friend in need. Refreshments provided.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013
Love Your Body Fair in Campion, 1st floor during free period - 1130-1230pm Hosted by WADE Peer Educators
Stop by the Love Your Body Fair hosted by WADE Peer Educators to engage in activities supporting positive self-esteem. Student organizations including REPP, Active Minds and many more will have tables with more information about how positive body image and eating disorders impact their populations.
You can also join our University nutritionist and a faculty dietician as they do a walk-through of Campion Dining Hall with information on the healthiest options to choose. If you want to join in on this Eating Healthy In Campion event, simply show up to the Love Your Body Fair by 12noon to learn how.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013
Soul Food Junkie in Villiger Lounge from 430-630pm
Watch campus celebrities showcase their cooking skills in this cooking demo and learn some tips and tricks for making delicious soul food dishes in a healthy way. Free tastings of the delicious dishes provided.
**If you are struggling with an eating disorder or are looking for support, please reach out to Wellness, Alcohol and Drug Education (WADE) at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop into Campion 212. You can also contact the Peer Educators for more resources at email@example.com. There is help. There is hope. You are not alone.**
Eating Disorder Awareness 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
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
WADE Peer Educators