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NEDAwareness Week activities and events bring people together in creative engaging ways to raise awareness about the seriousness of eating disorders and the many resources available to those affected.

San Diego, CA NEDA Walk

Date: 
Friday, February 22, 2013
Time: 
8AM
Location: 
Mission Bay in De Anza Cove
City: 
San Diego
State: 
CA
Body: 

The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research. Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening illnesses with the highest death rate of any mental illness. However, they are treatable and our goal is to steer people to the help they need early.

Contact: 
sdnedawalk@yahoo.com

Free to BeYoutiful!!!

Date: 
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Time: 
12:00-5:00
Location: 
The Hive Studio and Gallery- 305 SW Water St. – Suite 1D, Peoria, IL
City: 
Peoria
State: 
IL
Body: 

Please join us Saturday February 1st at The Hive Studio and Gallery anytime from 12-5 to help create a sculpture that will focus on the beauty of the natural female body.

If you are woman, and want to express yourself about the pressures of living in a photoshopped, nipped and tucked, low fat diet culture...then join us!

If you are a man who loves the women in your life just as they are and want to support them by speaking out against rigid ideals of beauty...then join us!

Besides the sculpture, there will also be an opportunity to make signs that will go along with our lovely lady wherever she travels the month of February raising awareness of body acceptance and eating disorders.

WE NEED YOUR HELP to get this done! If you have materials to donate or talents in sculpting, painting, poetry, photography, hair dressing, crocheting, wood whittling, (anything creative) we have a job for you!

There will also be cupcakes…because food is fun and it is good to treat yourself (-;

***We must give a huge thanks to Jody Tockes; the owner of The Hive Studio and Gallery. She supports the values of healthy living, creativity, and community every day in her studio and has graciously opened up her space for us to create this project. Thanks Jody!***

This project is inspired by National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: February 23-March 1st; which is meant to raise awareness of how our culture and community contributes to dangerous dieting, unhealthy body image, and objectification that is connected to the rise in eating disorders. And most importantly educate people about the warning signs of eating disorders to decrease the risk of permanent damage which rises with delayed treatment.

Hope you can make it and please invite others!!!

Contact: 
kim.scardina@gmail.com

Southern Smash Nashville

Date: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Time: 
11am-2pm: Scale Smash Activities 6pm-7:30pm: Smashtalk
Location: 
Vanderbilt University Scale Smash: Alumni Lawn Smash Talk: TBD
City: 
Nashville
State: 
TN
Body: 

Make plans to attend Southern Smash as it makes its stop at Vanderbilt University! Join EDCT for an afternoon of empowering young women and men that feel trapped by the number they see on the scale. The afternoon will include a Photo Booth, Let it Go Balloons and Scale Smashing, to name just a few of the activities!

Top off the day by attending Smashtalk, a panel discussion with eating disorder experts discussing body image, negative self talk, finding balance, the pressures of perfection and the media's impact on us all. 

Let go of that "perfect" number that weighs you down and come celebrate YOU! 

Contact: 
www.southernsmash.org

Purple for PEDAW (virtual event)!

Date: 
Friday, February 7, 2014
Body: 

Wear Purple for PEDAW!

WHEN: Friday, February 7th, 2014

WHAT: Wear Purple in support of the Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign February 7th. Science World & BC Place will be lit up purple in support of eating disorder awareness. Tweet @loveourbodies or share photos of you wearing purple on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/loveourbodiesloveourselves

Join our event page here: www.facebook.com/events/722953724404917

About PEDAW:
The Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign is a BC Province wide effort to raise awareness around prevention and early intervention of eating disorders as well as media literacy, resiliency, building healthy body image and self-esteem. The initiative is led by Jessie’s Legacy Eating Disorders Prevention Program at Family Services of the North Shore in collaboration with Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre, Looking Glass Foundation, St. Paul ’s Specialized Adult Eating Disorder Program, BC Children’s Hospital Eating Disorders Program, Healthy Minds, Healthy Campuses and Project True. PEDAW is launched the first full week in February with activities and events taking place throughout the year.

Email: pedaw@familyservices.bc.ca
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/loveourbodiesloveourselves
TWITTER: www.twitter.com/loveourbodies
BLOG: http://loveourbodiesloveourselves.blogspot.ca
WEBSITE: www.jessieslegacy.com
YOUTUBE: www.youtube.com/user/loveourbodies
Contact:
pedaw@familyservices.bc.ca

Eating Disorder Support Group

Date: 
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Time: 
6:00p-7:30p
Location: 
University of Saint Francis. 2701 Spring Street Fort Wayne, IN
City: 
Fort Wayne
State: 
IN
Body: 

FREE Eating Disorder Support Group in Fort Wayne, IN. Every Saturday 6:00p-7:30p at University of Saint Francis Campus Ministry Building basement. Contact group leader for more information: Kelley Wible, MS, Therapist. 260-908-6767. wiblekm@gmail.com

Contact: 
Kelley Wible, MS, Therapist. 260-908-6767

EATING DISORDER AWARENESS DAY

Date: 
Monday, February 10, 2014
Time: 
10am-6pm
Location: 
Cambridge Eating Disorder Center (3 Bow Street)
City: 
Cambridge
State: 
MA
Body: 

The Cambridge Eating Disorder Center has partnered with Screening for Mental Health to hold a full day event during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.

Join us on Thursday, February 27 from 10am-6pm to learn more about the seriousness of eating disorders and what you can do to help those struggling. We are offering free confidential screenings as well as the opportunity to speak with our professional staff throughout the day.

View the Full Flyer Here: http://eatingdisordercenter.org/images/Poster.pdf
For more information, email Meredith (madamczyk@cedcmail.com), or call us at 617-547-2255

Contact: 
Meredith Adamczyk

Eating Disorders Blogtalkradio Series: February 2014

Date: 
Monday, February 10, 2014
Time: 
3:00 - 3:30 PM EST
Body: 

Are there treatments for eating disorders that work? Drs. Michael Devlin and Deborah Glasofer will discuss treatment options for those with eating disorders, including CBT, medications and nutritional counseling. They will talk about the role of family and members of the community when offering support.

To join the talk, call 347-996-5875 or log on to blogtalkradio.com/columbiapsychiatrynyspi

For more information on treatment and research opportunities for those with eating disorders, please visit www.columbiaeatingdisorders.org, like us on facebook, or call us at 646-774-8066.

Contact: 
Karen Sobel, sobelk@nyspi.columbia.edu

Males and Eating Disorders

Date: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Time: 
5:30– 6:30 pm
Location: 
Holmes Student Center, Illinois Room; Northern Illinois University
City: 
DeKalb
State: 
IL
Body: 

Males and Eating Disorders
Location: Holmes Student Center, Illinois Room Time: 5:30– 6:30 pm
Eating disorders not only affect females. They look different in males and an increasing number of males are affected by eating disorders. Join us for a discussion and gain insight on warning signs.

Contact: 
Martha O’Gorman, mogorman@niu.edu, 815-753-9418

Walden Behavioral Care Art Gallery

Date: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Time: 
Month of February
Location: 
Starbucks 68 Central St.
City: 
Wellesley
State: 
MA
Body: 

Artwork created by Walden Behavioral Care's clients in Waltham, MA will be displayed at the Wellesley Starbucks located at 68 Central St, Wellesley, MA. Surrounding ommunities are encouraged to visit this location to support eating disorder awareness, prevention and recovery.

For more information visit www.waldenbehavioralcare.com

Contact: 
Natalie Cohen ncohen@waldenbehavioralcare.com

Orlando, FL NEDA Walk

Date: 
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Time: 
9AM-11AM
Location: 
Lake Eola
City: 
Orlando
State: 
FL
Body: 

The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research. Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening illnesses with the highest death rate of any mental illness. However, they are treatable and our goal is to steer people to the help they need early.

Contact: 
Heather.edncf@hotmail.com

Body Positivity at The New School Events

Date: 
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Time: 
Various Events
Location: 
The New School
City: 
New York
State: 
NY
Body: 

Join The New School's Student Health Services, Endangered Bodies NY, SexEd, and Parsons' School of Art and Design History and Theory (ADHT) as we celebrate Body Positivity

Two Films on Body Positivity
February 13, 6 pm. 2 West 13th Street, ground floor, Orientation (Bark) Room
Screening of two films followed by dialogue:
The Fat Body (In)visible by Margitte Leah Kristjannson http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c818.shtml
Weightless by Faith Pennick http://www.newday.com/films/weightless.html

Tabling - both times in lobby of 66 West 12th Street, 11 am- 2 pm. We'll table with information and resources on eating disorders and body positivity
February 12
February 26

Art Exhibit: 2/24-3/14 . 4th floor skybridge between buildings at 65 West 11th Street and 66 West 12th Street.
The art exhibit features art work exploring and celebrating the diversity and beauty of bodies. Created by New School community members and friends.

Contact: 
Tracy Robin

PEDAW Week 3 Guest Bloggers

Date: 
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Location: 
Online
Body: 

Throughout February we have a number of guest bloggers ~ http://loveourbodiesloveourselves.blogspot.ca

About PEDAW:

The Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign is a BC Province wide effort to raise awareness around prevention and early intervention of eating disorders as well as media literacy, resiliency, building healthy body image and self-esteem. The initiative is led by Jessie’s Legacy Eating Disorders Prevention Program at Family Services of the North Shore in collaboration with Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre, Looking Glass Foundation, St. Paul ’s Specialized Adult Eating Disorder Program, BC Children’s Hospital Eating Disorders Program, Healthy Minds, Healthy Campuses and Project True. PEDAW is launched the first full week in February with activities and events taking place throughout the year.

Week 3 guest bloggers:

Brian Cuban
Arielle Lee Bair
Julie Carr
Mallory Faye
Kristin Bulzomi
Treena Hall
McCall Dempsey

Read more about them here: http://issuu.com/pedaw/docs/week_3__1_

Email: pedaw@familyservices.bc.ca
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/loveourbodiesloveourselves
TWITTER: www.twitter.com/loveourbodies
BLOG: http://loveourbodiesloveourselves.blogspot.ca
WEBSITE: www.jessieslegacy.com
YOUTUBE: www.youtube.com/user/loveourbodies
Contact:
pedaw@familyservices.bc.ca

Contact: 
pedaw@familyservices.bc.ca

Someday Melissa Screening

Date: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Time: 
6:30-8:30pm EST
Location: 
Columbus State Community College Franklin Hall (Auditorium) Room 106, 550 East Spring Street
City: 
Columbus
State: 
OH
Body: 

Judy Avrin, Executive Producer of Someday Melissa and Melissa's mother, created the documentary in collaboration with Danna Markson, LCSW and director Jeffrey Cobelli, to spread the word about the importance of early awareness of eating disorders symptoms and the significance of early treatment. 

Join us for the screening of Someday Melissa and to learn more about eating disorders, early intervention and treatment.

Presented by Columbus State Community College and sponosored by: Counseling Services; Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL); and Psychology Department(s).

 

Contact: 
Dr. Ameena Mu'min, amumin1@cscc.edu

Dr. Ralph Carson: Brain Fix- Binge Eating Disorder Presentation

Date: 
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Time: 
7:00 p.m.
Location: 
Iowa State University, Memorial Union, Sun Room
City: 
Ames
State: 
IA
Body: 

Thursday, February 20–
7:00 p.m. Dr. Ralph Carson- from Fit RX
Brain Fix: Neuroscience and Nutrition as a Metaphor for Recovery
Iowa State University
Memorial Union, Sun Room- Ames, IA
Binge Eating Specialist
Free and open to the public

www.edciowa.org

Contact: 
Michelle Roling mroling@iastate.edu

Someday Melissa Screening

Date: 
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Time: 
8:15-10:15pm ET
Location: 
Ruth S. Harley University Center Adelphi University 1 South Avenue Garden City, NY 11530
City: 
Garden City
State: 
NY
Body: 

Judy Avrin, Executive Producer of Someday Melissa and Melissa's mother, created the documentary in collaboration with Danna Markson, LCSW and director Jeffrey Cobelli, to spread the word about the importance of early awareness of eating disorders symptoms and the significance of early treatment.

Join us for the screening of Someday Melissa and to learn more about eating disorders, early intervention and treatment. This screening is on behalf of Delta Phi Epsilon and our national philanthropy ANAD (The National Association for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Eating Disorders).

Contact: 
Ms. Karla Hernandez karlahernandez4@mail.adelphi.edu

Love Your Body Zumba Party & Expo

Date: 
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Time: 
5:30pm - 7pm
Location: 
Star Skate, 2020 W Lindsey
City: 
Norman
State: 
OK
Body: 

It's a Viva Las Vegas Zumba "Royal Flush" Theme Party

Come as a show girl, Elvis, a bride, a groom, or come as you are! It's going to be fun no matter the dress, just bring yourself and we'll do the rest!

Lots of Zumba, healthy food samples, and tons of giveaways!

Doors open at 5:00pm
Party starts at 5:30pm-7pm
Skating starts at 7:10-10:30

Cost: $10 for Zumba Party
Cost: $4 to stay and Skate to help make the longest conga line!

Party with a Purpose Information:
The SwagHER Fitness Love Your Body Zumba Party Fundraiser joins the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) in raising awareness of eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and our skewed attitudes about food and fitness) by promoting a healthy body image through dance fitness and vendors sharing products, services, giveaways to love your body with!

Contact: 
Yaisa Mann (405) 473-1566 | info@swagherfitness.com

Recovery Redefined!

Date: 
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Time: 
7:00pm
Location: 
Ristorante Abruzzo
City: 
Deerfield
State: 
IL
Body: 

On February 22 Project HEAL, Chicago Chapter is hosting a dinner fundraiser at Ristorante Abruzzo in Deerfield, IL. The event features Guest Speaker Marya Hornbacher, author of Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia, and other books on the topic of mental health. We will also be having a raffle and silent auction with wonderful prizes from LUSH, Oliverii, La-Z-Boy and many others! Join us for an evening to celebrate recovery!!

Tickets are now on sale below $30 and will be offered at the door for $35 until maximum capacity is reached.
https://squareup.com/market/project-heal/recovery-redefined-ticket

Email us with questions:
chicago@theprojectheal.org

Contact: 
chicago@theprojectheal.org

Eating Disorder Awarenss Day!

Date: 
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Time: 
8:00 am - 3:30 p.m.
Location: 
DMACC at Southridge: 111 SE Army Post Rd
City: 
Des Moines
State: 
IA
Body: 

Eating Disorder Coalition of Iowa's Awareness Day of events
Dr. Ralph Carson Headline Speaker
Break out seminars
CEU trainings
Silent Auction
Free Will Donation Encouraged

www.edciowa.org

Contact: 
Michelle Roling mroling@iastate.edu

Memphis, TN NEDA Walk

Date: 
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Time: 
9:30AM
Location: 
Rhodes College and Overton Park
City: 
Memphis
State: 
TN
Body: 

The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research. Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening illnesses with the highest death rate of any mental illness. However, they are treatable and our goal is to steer people to the help they need early.

Contact: 
farmm-16@rhodes.edu

Lovin’ Cup Bistro and Brews

Date: 
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Time: 
2-5 pm
Location: 
Lovin' Cup Bistro and Brews
City: 
Rochester
State: 
NY
Body: 

The Western NY Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders (WNYCCCED) and Lovin’ Cup Bistro and Brews are co-sponsoring a function which will be held at Lovin’ Cup Bistro and Brews, 300 Park Point Drive, Rochester on February 22, 2014 from 2-5PM (Near the RIT Campus). The afternoon will feature the musical, literary, and artistic talents of individuals in recovery. There will also be a fabulous raffle showcasing the wonderful support from local businesses who have graciously donated items to the cause. Raffle tickets, food, and drink will be available and a portion of all proceeds will be donated to WNYCCCED. A suggested donation of $10.00/person will be asked for at the door. All funds raised will go toward eating disorder prevention, education, outreach, and/or research.

Our aim is to educate the Rochester community regarding eating disorders and advocate for the sufferers of this terrible illness and their families. This year's National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) Awareness Week 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. Last year, 100% of U.S. states hosted NEDA awareness week events and activities. Additionally, 51 international countries participated in raising awareness. This year we strive to surpass these numbers, and have everyone get in the know and do just one thing to raise awareness!

Contact: 
Jennifer_Dry-DeSanto@urmc.rochester.edu

Recovery Forum: Q & A With Recovered Patients and Treatment Experts

Date: 
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Time: 
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 
Riverview Medical Center’s Rechnitz Conference Center
City: 
Red Bank
State: 
NJ
Body: 

Monmouth Psychological Associates is hosting a recovery forum led by Dr. Donald Erwin, the Clinical Director of the Eating Disorders Program. This event will host a panel of treatment professionals along side recovered patients. All are welcome to attend, free of charge. Simply call the office at 732.530.9029, to register.

Contact: 
drerwin@monmouthpsych.com; Phone: 732.530.9029

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Kickoff Event: RISK FACTORS FOR EATING DISORDERS

Date: 
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Time: 
3:30 - 6:00 pm
Location: 
Davis Hall, Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow Street (Use entrance facing Devine Street)
City: 
Columbia
State: 
SC
Body: 

MODERATOR: TIMOTHY D. BREWERTON, MD, EXECUTIVE MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF THE HEARTH CENTER FOR EATING DISORDERS will discuss the risk factors of eating disorders, including bullying and other stressors. He will moderate a panel discussion that will represent those in recovery, family members, and clinicians specialized in treating these complex illnesses.

Contact: 
drtimothybrewerton@gmail.com

Speaking Out About Eating Disorders Film Screening, Spartanburg

Date: 
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Time: 
many times throughout the week
Location: 
Mary Black Foundation, Assembly Room (downstairs)
City: 
Spartanburg
State: 
SC
Body: 

Appropriate for school leaders, educators, parents and medical professionals, this documentary film exposes the growing problem of eating disorders in our society, debunks myths, explores treatment options, and contains clear, yet in-depth commentary from many of the leading experts in the field, including physicians, psychologists, directors of national organizations, and researchers including:

Dr Evelyn Attia, Dr Ovidio Bermudez, Dr Emmett R. Bishop, Carolyn Costin

Lynn Grefe, Denise Folcik, Dr. Stephen Hinshaw, Julie Holland, Dr Craig Johnson

Dr Walter Kaye, Dr Laura Lees, Melanie Rogers, Chevese Turner, Dr Ken Weiner

Learn more here: http://www.mentalfitnessinc.org/speaking-out-about-ed/

These trainings are FREE courtesy of the Judy Bradshaw Children's Foundation and Mary Black Foundation. The film will be followed by discussions with certified eating disorders specialists and will include free resources, and evidence-based handouts.

To receive a list of dates and times for this screening, simply email rfarrell@mentalfitnessinc.org

Contact: 
Robyn Hussa Farrell, rfarrell@mentalfitnessinc.org

PROJECT HEAL Spread Awareness Sunday - February 23, 2014

Date: 
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Time: 
All Day Sunday February 23, 2014
Location: 
All Over The World
City: 
All Over The World
Body: 

Spread Awareness Sunday: Raise awareness in your community- no matter how big or small your actions are to raise awareness put it out there and encourage others to do the same. The more we encourage and unite on this task the more awareness we can raise. Place post-it's with facts/stats about eating disorders in various public places. Maximize the power of your social networking sites. Post facts about eating disorders, and encourage your friends to learn more about Project HEAL!
Hashtags: #spreadawareness #nedaw #projectheal #ihadnoidea #nedaw #edaw

Contact: 
contact@theprojectheal.org

Eating Disorder Awareness Event at Everyday Yoga

Date: 
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Time: 
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Location: 
42 E 14 Mile Rd
City: 
Clawson
State: 
MI
Body: 

EVERYDAY YOGA TO SUPPORT INNER DOOR FOUNDATION
IN HONOR OF
EATING DISORDER AWARENESS MONTH

Everyday Yoga is hosting a special Yoga class on Sunday, February 23 at 10:15 a.m.– 11 a.m. Open to current and new students, standard class rates apply, donations are welcome to support Inner Door Foundation.
Inner Door Foundation was created in 2006, to raise public awareness about eating disorders and promote education of holistic treatment. Inner Door Foundation is a tax exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS and has public charity status. More information can be found at http://www.innerdoorcenter.com/index.php/foundation.
Inner Door Center® is the renowned leader in evidence-based practice of mindfulness-based Yoga therapy for eating disorder treatment. Inner Door Center® also provides comprehensive eating disorder and substance abuse treatment, along with outpatient therapy for a variety of mental health concerns.
Join us for Everyday Yoga’s Eating Disorder Awareness Event On Sunday, February 23
Every Day Yoga is at 42 E 14 Mile Rd, Clawson, MI 48017

More info: http://www.innerdoorcenter.com/index.php/special-events

Contact: 
248-336-2868

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Be-You{tiful} Campaign - Illinois State University

Date: 
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Time: 
See description
Location: 
See description
City: 
Normal
State: 
IL
Body: 

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is February 23 – March 1, 2014, and Illinois State University Student Counseling Services will be collaborating with other campus departments to raise awareness about eating disorders and body image issues:

The Body Project, an empirically-supported body image program, will offered to ISU Leads students on February 11th and 18th at 6:00 p.m. in McCormick 255. Students from the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (S.W.A.T.) will be facilitating. To register, please contact the ISU Leads office at 438-7346.

The Be-You{tiful} Art Show, offered in conjunction with University Galleries, will run February 25th- March 13th. The exhibit will feature works of art address cultural norms of beauty. Students from ISU, IWU, Heartland Community College, and Lincoln College may contribute artwork. All media are accepted, and artwork must be ready to hang. Submissions may be made at University Galleries February 11-13th. The opening reception will be on February 25th, and the gallery will be open for viewing through March 13. For more information, contact University Galleries at 438-5487 or Jenni Thome, Ph.D., Student Counseling Servies, at 438-3655.

“Muscle Bound” Performance with Michael Feldman will be held on February 27th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Circus Room. Held in collaboration with UPB, Student Health Services, Campus Recreation, and Health Promotion & Wellness, Michael Feldman will present his one-man show that gives audiences a candid view of the effects that disorders such as anorexia, compulsive exercise and steroid use can have on men's lives.

The Be-You{tiful} Media Literacy Campaign will continue throughout the week across campus. Campus Dining and Student Counseling Services will bring you coffee sleeve messages with your mocha, and tabling events in the Bone Student Center will provide games and other fun opportunities to improve your media literacy. Be on the lookout for the new “Be-You{tiful}” video featuring real ISU students talking about body image, produced by the ISU School of Communications.

Contact: 
Jenni Thome, Ph.D. - Illinois State University Student Counseling Services - 309-438-3655

PEDAW Guest Bloggers

Date: 
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Location: 
Online
Body: 

Throughout February we have a number of guest bloggers ~ http://loveourbodiesloveourselves.blogspot.ca

About PEDAW:

The Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign is a BC Province wide effort to raise awareness around prevention and early intervention of eating disorders as well as media literacy, resiliency, building healthy body image and self-esteem. The initiative is led by Jessie’s Legacy Eating Disorders Prevention Program at Family Services of the North Shore in collaboration with Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre, Looking Glass Foundation, St. Paul ’s Specialized Adult Eating Disorder Program, BC Children’s Hospital Eating Disorders Program, Healthy Minds, Healthy Campuses and Project True. PEDAW is launched the first full week in February with activities and events taking place throughout the year.

Week 4 guest bloggers:

Deborah Grimm
Matt Wetsel
Julia Manson Cheng
Wendy Preskow
Erin Treloar
Dr. Brad Zehring
Jenn Friedman

Read more about them here: http://issuu.com/pedaw/docs/week_4_4_

Email: pedaw@familyservices.bc.ca
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/loveourbodiesloveourselves
TWITTER: www.twitter.com/loveourbodies
BLOG: http://loveourbodiesloveourselves.blogspot.ca
WEBSITE: www.jessieslegacy.com
YOUTUBE: www.youtube.com/user/loveourbodies

Contact: 
pedaw@familyservices.bc.ca

Reflections: The Play

Date: 
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Location: 
407 Tulip Street, Liverpool, NY
City: 
Syracuse
State: 
NY
Body: 

Reflections is an educational theater production addressing eating disorders, dieting and body image. The main purpose of the show is to increase awareness and prevention of food and body image issues. Male and female actors tell the diverse life stories of 6 characters to inform the audience about the complex and often misunderstood difficulties of negative self-image and damaging eating behaviors.

Come witness a portrayal of the inner lives of those struggling with eating disorders. Intimate story telling interspersed with humor paints a picture of reality and possibilities, moving us to a place of compassion and self-acceptance. Reflections is an intimate journey towards healing —a message of hope. Cost is $10. Tickets may not be available at the door. Please buy them early:) You may buy them ahead of time at Cafe at 407 in Liverpool or at this web address: http://breathingspacestudio.com/reflections-performance-at-cafe-at-407/

Contact: 
meg@breathingspacestudio.com

ED 101 Trainings

Date: 
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Time: 
various trainings all week!
Location: 
Mary Black Foundation, Assembly Room (downstairs)
City: 
Spartanburg
State: 
SC
Body: 

Join mentalfitness, inc. in Spartanburg, SC for our series of FREE Eating Disorders trainings with national experts, evidence-based resources, handouts and trainings.

Contact rfarrell@mentalfitnessinc.org to get involved!

Contact: 
Robyn Hussa Farrell

Free Eating Disorder Recovery Yoga Workshops, NYC

Date: 
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Time: 
11:00am
Location: 
Monte Nido Eating Disorder Treatment New York, 111 - 117 W. 72nd St (4th Floor)
City: 
New York
State: 
NY
Body: 

mentalfitness and Monte Nido Eating Disorder Treatment New York sponsor free eating disorder recovery yoga / mindfulness workshops, designed by mentalfitness, inc. Founder & CEO, Robyn Hussa Farrell, MFA, E-RYT. Join Bethany Friedman, Psy.D. who will lead participants through these eating disorder recovery workshops -- now in the 7th year of service to communities. Flyer is here at (http://www.mentalfitnessinc.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/BethanyFlyer-...)

Simply bring a journal and pen and wear comfortable clothes. Yoga mats are available on site.

RSVP to bfriedman@mentalfitnessinc.org

Contact: 
bfriedman@mentalfitnessinc.org

Yoga for Body Image & Clothing Collection Event

Date: 
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Time: 
2 pm
Location: 
Ginseng Yoga Studio, 2985 Beech Street, San Diego, CA 92102
City: 
San Diego
State: 
CA
Body: 

Join us for this free Eating Disorder Awareness and Recovery Support Event. Staci Berman, MFT Intern and Registered Yoga Teacher will guide a yoga experience to improve your relationship with your body. We also invite you to step further into recovery by bringing clothing that no longer serves you, such as clothing that reflects the eating disorder. We will be donating the collected clothing to My Girlfriend's Closet, a volunteer, nonprofit organization that provides gently used, quality clothes to economically disadvantaged teen girls.

Staci is employed and supervised by Hawley Winter, LMFT, CEDS (MFC48702).

For more information visit our website: www.hawleywinter.com

Contact: 
Staci Berman, MFT Intern at 858-245-1746 or email events@hawleywinter.com

Celebrate Your BeYoutiful Body!!!

Date: 
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Time: 
5:00-7:00pm
Location: 
The Art Garage 712 W Main St
City: 
Peoria
State: 
IL
Body: 

Who: Anyone!

Where: The Art Garage, 712 W Main St, Peoria, IL 61606 (close to Broken Tree Coffee)

When: Sunday February 23, 2014 from 5:00-7:00pm

Cost: Free, light snacks will be provided

What: Join us for the opening event for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week February 23, 2014!

Activities will include:
An opportunity to interact with Ivana Beemie, the mascot of this year’s theme
Full length body drawings to create, decorate, and take home
Create an affirmation that will be given to eating disorder patients as a show of support to their recovery
Receive tools for being proactive against body shaming and eating disorders

For more information, join our Facebook page: Celebrate Your BeYoutiful Body or call The Art Garage 309-231-2511 https://www.facebook.com/events/653259584732991/653259588066324/

Eating Disorder Prevention Training for Athletic Coaches

Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014
Time: 
These trainings will happen all week long
Location: 
Mary Black Foundation, Assembly Room (downstairs)
City: 
Spartanburg
State: 
SC
Body: 

Join mentalfitness, inc., now in our 7th year providing free eating disorder awareness and prevention programs in schools and universities nationwide.

This training is perfect for athletic coaches and covers the topic of Female Athlete Triad syndrome, proper sports nutrition and evidence-based prevention strategies for eating disorders.

The workshop will be held at the Mary Black Foundation (349 E. Main Street, in the downstairs Assembly Room).

Cost is Free and this workshop is open to all school and university coaches, athletic directors and other faculty.

For more information, visit MentalFitnessInc.org and ThinkEatPlay.org

Contact: 
Robyn Hussa Farrell, rfarrell@mentalfitnessinc.org

Someday Melissa Screening

Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014
Time: 
7:00 - 10:00pm ET
Location: 
University of Central Florida, 4000 Central Florida Blvd
City: 
Orlando
State: 
FL
Body: 

Judy Avrin, Executive Producer of Someday Melissa and Melissa's mother, created the documentary in collaboration with Danna Markson, LCSW and director Jeffrey Cobelli, to spread the word about the importance of early awareness of eating disorders symptoms and the significance of early treatment. 

Join us for the screening of Someday Melissa and to learn more about eating disorders, early intervention and treatment. This screening is available on behalf of Blue Horizon Eating Disorder Services and Project HEAL Central Florida. 

 

Contact: 
Ms. Christina Purkiss, christina@bluehorizoned.com

Someday Melissa Screening

Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014
Time: 
1:00pm ET
Location: 
Marymount University 2807 North Glebe Road Arlington, VA 22207
City: 
Arlington
State: 
VA
Body: 

Judy Avrin, Executive Producer of Someday Melissa and Melissa's mother, created the documentary in collaboration with Danna Markson, LCSW and director Jeffrey Cobelli, to spread the word about the importance of early awareness of eating disorders symptoms and the significance of early treatment.

Join us for the screening of Someday Melissa and to learn more about eating disorders, early intervention and treatment.

Contact: 
Dr. Nicole Fischer, nicole.fischer@marymount.edu

The Joy of Eating

Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014
Time: 
6pm
Location: 
Wirtz Hall Rm 306; Northern Illinois University
City: 
DeKalb
State: 
IL
Contact: 
Martha O’Gorman, mogorman@niu.edu, 815-753-9418

Project HEAL Saint Mary's College Chapter

Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014
Time: 
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Saint Mary's College
City: 
Notre Dame
State: 
IN
Body: 

Welcome alumna and Project HEAL New York Chapter co-leader, Christina Grasso, for a talk regarding her own experiences
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Saint Mary’s College Student Center Lounge
Notre Dame, Indiana

Contact: 
Mackenzie Woods - email - saintmarys@theprojectheal.org

Mirrorless Monday

Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014
Time: 
0800-1600
Location: 
2600 NW College Way
City: 
Bend
State: 
OR
Body: 

Student Campaign promoting National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Select male and female bathroom mirrors on both Oregon State University-Cascades and Central Oregon Community College campuses will be covered with messages promoting positive self-image.

Contact: 
Linda Porzelius

Eating Disorder Prevention and Mental Fitness Trainings for Parents, Spartanburg

Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014
Time: 
many times throughout the week
Location: 
Mary Black Foundation, Assembly Room (downstairs)
City: 
Spartanburg
State: 
SC
Body: 

For parents in Spartanburg and Greenville, SC! These workshops are made possible by the Judy Bradshaw Children's Foundation and by Mary Black Foundation. Please join us to learn all about "mental fitness" - the evidence-based ways that you can assist in preventing serious mental illnesses such as eating disorders.

Led by certified eating disorders specialists and experts in mental health, this free workshop will empower parents with handouts, resources and practical tools.

To learn about our training dates, simply e-mail rfarrell@mentalfitnessinc.org

Find out about our nonprofit at MentalFitnessInc.org

Contact: 
Robyn Hussa Farrell, rfarrell@mentalfitnessinc.org

Project HEAL Northern Virginia Chapter Event - Charmed By Alex and Ani

Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014
Time: 
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: 
Alex and Ani Store in Fairfax, Virginia
City: 
Fairfax
State: 
VA
Body: 

Project HEAL Northern Virginia Chapter
Alex and Ani Charmed by Charity event
15% of proceeds go to Project HEAL
6:00 - 8:00 PM
2905 District Avenue #145
Fairfax, VA 22031

Contact: 
Lynn Romano - email - (nova@theprojectheal.org)

NEDAwareness Week at ISU

Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014
Time: 
All Day
Location: 
Indiana State University
City: 
Terre Haute
State: 
IN
Body: 

Activities planned include Mirror less Monday, covering mirrors or sticking positive affirmation notes on mirrors or tables across campus; wearing blue on Tuesday; wearing jeans on Wednesday as part of "Love Your Genes," educating how genes determine body size and shape;" encouraging people to hit the gym for fun and fitness on Thursday and to let their natural beauty show through by going without makeup on Friday.

Eating Disorders and Mental Illness: A Panel to Reduce Stigma and Foster Hope

Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014
Time: 
7pm
Location: 
Wellesley College, Tishman Commons in the Wang Campus Center
City: 
Wellesley
State: 
MA
Body: 

MEDA (Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association) and the Stone Center Counseling Service at Wellesley College bring together leading Greater Boston mental health organizations to raise awareness of the role mental illness plays in eating disorders in order to reduce stigma in our community and promote treatment. The panel includes speakers from Samaritans, Inc., Screening for Mental Health, Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association, and a recovered individual from MEDA’s community.
A question and answer session will follow the discussion as well as light refreshments.
RSVP on MEDA's Facebook page on.fb.me/1boF0vb in "Events" or email sstockwell@medainc.org and include "Wellesley Panel RSVP" in subject line.

Contact: 
Susie Stockwell, sstockwell@medainc.org

St. Norbert College Eating Disorders Awareness week Cafeteria lobby dsisplay

Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014
Time: 
All day
Location: 
Ruth's market place, St. Norbert College campus
City: 
DE Pere
State: 
WI
Body: 

Lobby display including a life sized Barbie with dimensions compared to an "average sized woman.
Where do you see beauty in yourself?

Write it down here, or send a selfie to
(address/site to send selfies to)
# LoveYourSelfie

For more information, contact counseling@snc.edu or tom.doughman@snc.edu

Contact: 
Tom Doughman

Free Gentle Yoga

Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014
Time: 
8:30-9:20 am Monday and Wednesday; 5:30pm-6:20 pm Friday
Location: 
SRC Multi-Purpose Room, University of Idaho
City: 
Moscow
State: 
ID
Body: 

The Student Recreation Center of UI is offering free gentle yoga on Feb. 24 and 26 from 8:30 to 9:20 a.m. in the SRC Multi-Purpose Room. They are also offering it on Friday the 28th from 5:30 pm to 6:20 pm

Contact: 
wcenter@uidaho.edu

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week at San Francisco State University

Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014
Time: 
8:00AM-1:30PM
Location: 
San Francisco State University, Main Quad
City: 
San Francisco
State: 
CA
Body: 

The Student Dietetics Association is sponsoring an information table on the main campus quad Monday, February 24th, 2014. Please join us to discuss and receive information about eating disorders, what to do if you suspect your friend/family member has an eating disorder, and where to find local support groups.

Contact: 
Lindsay Wengler: lwengler@mail.sfsu.edu

Project HEAL - Mirrorless Mondays - February 24, 2013

Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014
Time: 
All Day Monday, February 24, 2014
Location: 
All Over The World
Body: 

Mirrorless Monday: Take pictures of your covered and neglected mirrors. Trust us, you'll look great all day without them!
Hashtags: #mirrorlessmonday #projectheal #nedaw #edaw

Contact: 
contact@theprojectheal.org

Fontbonne University panel event

Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014
Location: 
Fontbonne University
City: 
St. Louis
State: 
MO
Body: 

Travis Stewart, LPC, will be speaking at Fontbonne University on a panel, discussing eating disorders and the signs and symptoms of what to look for in your loved ones.

Contact: 
800-828-8158

Q & A panel on eating disorders

Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014
Time: 
6:00 PM
Location: 
316 of the Kent State Student Center
City: 
Kent
State: 
OH
Body: 

Kent State Body Acceptance Movement will be hosting a question and answer panel on Monday November 24th from 6-7:30 in room 316 of our student center. We want to keep with the theme of "I didn't know" and inform those around us of the destructive nature of eating disorders. We will have student speaker's, people from the women's center and survivors of eating disorders.

Contact: 
mcarras1@kent.edu Megan Carrasco- President of the Body Acceptance Movement

Annual Student Art Exhibition with the revelation of a "Get Real" Barbie

Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014
Time: 
6:00 pm
Location: 
TBA
City: 
Shawnee
State: 
OH
Body: 

The Annual Student Art Exhibit will take place Monday evening with the opening at 6 p.m. when the “Get Real” Barbie will be unveiled. There is also a poster contest! Find rules at: http://www.shawnee.edu/offices/counseling-and-health-services/nedaw.aspx Judging of the posters will take place at 5:00 p.m. Winners will receive monetary prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. Their pictures will also be taken and featured in The Daily Times and The Chronicle. The art posters will be on display until Friday, Feb. 28.

Contact: 
jpriode@shawnee.edu

everyBODY is BEAUTIFUL

Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014
Time: 
6 - 8 p.m.
Location: 
Cook DeVos Science Center, 301 Michigan Ave NE
City: 
Grand Rapids
State: 
MI
Body: 

A special event for girls 10 - 14 and their parents/special friends/mentors. Designed to give girls the tools they need to resist media messages, be their own best friend, and support and encourage each other rather than comparing and competing. Adults will learn more about helping tweens resist media messages and hear tips for feeding a healthy family. Sponsored by the Michigan Eating Disorders Alliance, Timberline Knolls, and the GVSU PA Training Program; speakers from the MiEDA board and Timberline Knolls, with special guest MARANDA from WOTV4. FREE and open to the public.

For more information see www.mieda.org.

Contact: 
ghall@eatingdisordersmichigan.com 616.957.7700 x7

Central Washington University NEDA week

Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014
Time: 
12:00 pm
Location: 
Central Washington University
City: 
Ellensburg
State: 
WA
Body: 

We are educating the students at Central Washington University about the different signs and how to get help from an eating disorder. We are planning healthy exercise events, such as a hike and yoga. As well as planning poster board pastings of how the magazines imagine you should look like. We are tye dying T-shirts and making purple ribbons to bring awareness to the cause. We plan on having events all throughout the week!

Contact: 
Nicole Thompson, email: thompsonni@cwu.edu

An Educational Presentation on Treating Eating Disorders in Community Agencies

Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014
Time: 
12-1:30pm
Location: 
Health and Welfare Office, Sawtooth Room
City: 
Caldwell
State: 
ID
Body: 

In honor of the National Eating Disorders Association 27th Annual National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Themed I Had No Idea, Adriane Meng, LPC will be presenting

Treating Eating Disorders in Community Agencies: A Case Study

This is an opportunity for participants to understand resources available to treat eating disordered patients. This case study provides knowledge of how to gain competence in treatment modalities, establish an interdisciplinary team, and gather needed resources for ethical care.

February 24th, 2014
12-1:30pm
Health and Welfare Office
3402 Franklin Rd.
Sawtooth Room
Caldwell, ID 83605

For more information or RSVP contact
Adriane at MengA@dhw.idaho.gov

Contact: 
Adriane Meng, LPC, NCC MengA@dhw.idaho.gov

Eating Disorder Screenings

Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014
Time: 
11:00am-2:00pm
Location: 
University Center of Shawnee State University
City: 
Shawnee
State: 
OH
Body: 

Eating Disorder Screenings in the University Center take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 through Thursday, Feb. 27

Healthy Food Bar

Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014
Time: 
All Day
Location: 
Bear's Den of Shawnee State University
City: 
Shawnee
State: 
OH
Body: 

Monday through Friday, a Healthy Food Bar will be available in the Bear’s Den.

Love your Body. Love Yourself. Love your Sisters.

Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014
Location: 
University of the Sciences
City: 
Philadelphia
State: 
PA
Body: 

February 24 – Why do you wear Purple? Instagram Challenge
Support this cause by wearing purple throughout the day. Upload your photos in Instagram and make sure to share them with us @UsciGreekLife.

February 24 – Mirrorless Monday
Look for paper-covered mirrors in the ARC and selected residence halls and tell us what defines you other than what you see in the mirror.

February 25 – The Great Jeans Giveaway
Bring any jeans that don’t fit properly (too big or too small!) and we’ll donate them to a local shelter in our community. While you’re at it, decorate the jeans on display with your inspiring messages!

Wednesday, February 26 – The Art of Recovery
The Renfrew Center Foundation presents an exhibit of artwork by women in recovery from eating disorders. 1:00 - 4:00 pm in the STC Atrium. Refreshments will be served!

Thursday, February 27 – Breaking the Stigma
We invite all students to share the any negative stigma, comments, or stereotypes that they have experienced in their life. We will then breakdown the wall of stigma.

Thursday, February 27 – Rate Your Plate
Get your plate rated by a Sodexo Dietitian to find out more about your meal selection!

Contact: 
Elizabeth Schroeder

Body Drawing Activity

Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014
Time: 
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Location: 
CMAC Gym, Batten Center, Virginia Wesleyan College
City: 
Norfolk/Virginia Beach
State: 
VA
Body: 

This activity will entail having people trace their bodies on large paper and making positive comments!

Contact: 
Taryn Myers, tmyers@vwc.edu

Exhibition of Walden Behavioral Care Patient Artwork at Glastonbury Starbucks

Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014
Time: 
Week of February 24th
Location: 
140 Glastonbury Blvd.
City: 
Glastonbury
State: 
CT
Body: 

A National Eating Disorder Awareness Week Event
Hosted by Walden Behavioral Care’s South Windsor, CT Location

The artwork that is featured will display creations from past and current Walden Behavioral Care patients in honor of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.

Contact: 
Natalie Cohen ncohen@waldenbehavioralcare.com

"Beauty Mark" Documentary Showing

Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014
Time: 
9:00 p.m.
Location: 
Pearce Hospitality Suite, Batten Center, Virginia Wesleyan College
City: 
Norfolk/Virginia Beach
State: 
VA
Body: 

This documentary, by a triathlete who struggled with an eating disorder, explores beauty expectations. This event is co-sponsored by Phenomenal Woman and the VWC NEDAwareness Week Committee.

Contact: 
Taryn Myers, tmyers@vwc.edu

UCF Loves EveryBODY

Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014
Time: 
Various times
Location: 
University of Central Florida
City: 
Orlando
State: 
FL
Body: 

A selfie is not arrogance, it's confidence!

In support of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, a variety of UCF offices have planned a week full of events that are aimed at increasing self-acceptance and awareness of eating disorders. To kick-off the fun, a UCF Loves EveryBODY photo booth will be set up in the Student Union atrium from 11 am- 2 pm. Come take a picture and let everyone know what makes you special and why you love your body! The therapy dog from Counseling and Psychological Services, Bodhi, will be on hand with a few of his friends to provide unconditional acceptance!

For a complete listing of all the events that week, visit www.hs.ucf.edu.

Contact: 
Susan Tweeten 407-823-2811 susan.tweeten@ucf.edu

Eating Disorder Recovery: A Naturopathic Perspective

Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014
Time: 
6:30 - 7:30pm
Location: 
6117 Monona Dr.
City: 
Monona
State: 
WI
Body: 

Carrie Decker, naturopathic physician, promotes awareness of eating disorders and discusses aspects of long term recovery with a holistic medicinal approach.

Contact: 
Carrie Decker, ND, phone 608-620-5831

Eating Disorders Blogtalkradio Series - Feb. 2014: Research and Future Directions

Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014
Time: 
3:00 - 3:30 PM EST
City: 
NY
State: 
NY
Body: 

What do we know about the brain and eating disorders and what are the next steps if we want to learn more?

Renowned eating disorders researcher Dr. Timothy Walsh and his colleague Dr. Joanna Steinglass will discuss a range of areas under investigation, including behavioral, neurobiolgical and pharmaceutical research. They will talk about current theories and novel ideas for future research in anorexia nervosa, which include studying habit formation and exposure response prevention.

To join the talk, call 347-996-5875 or go to blogtalkradio.com/columbiapsychiatrynyspi.

For more information on treatment and research opportunities for those with eating disorders, please visit our clinic website at www.columbiaeatingdisorders.org, like us on facebook, or call us at 646-774-8066.

Contact: 
Karen Sobel, sobelk@nyspi.columbia.edu

NIU NEDAW Information Table

Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014
Time: 
10am-3pm
Location: 
Holmes Student Center (by TCF); Northern Illinois Campus
City: 
DeKalb
State: 
IL
Contact: 
Martha O’Gorman, mogorman@niu.edu, 815-753-9418.

Screening, "Perfect Illusions"

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 
7:00pm
Location: 
Women’s Center Lounge, Memorial Gym Room 109 at University of Idaho
City: 
Moscow
State: 
ID
Body: 

The film looks into the lives of several individuals who struggle with anorexia and bulimia. It also looks into the effects these diseases have on the families and friends of those who are suffering.

Contact: 
wcenter@uidaho.edu

Panel for "Fat Free Talk Week"

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 
5:30pm
Location: 
Seretean Wellness Center, OSU
City: 
Stillwater
State: 
OK
Body: 

Tamara Richardson, a clinical counselor at University Counseling Services, will be part of a panel to discuss other ways students can redefine beautiful. Thomas Green and an eating disorder survivor will join Richardson to help people learn more about body shame and eating disorders.

EATING DISORDERS AWARENESS WEEK PROFESSIONAL EDUCATIONAL EVENT

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 
8- 10 a.m.
Location: 
LEE AUDITORIUM (ROOM 133) | WISHCAMPER CENTER | UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE—PORTLAND CAMPUS
City: 
Portland
State: 
ME
Body: 

Hosted by the University of Southern Maine and Eating Disorders Association of Maine
Sponsored by Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center

You’re invited to attend an educational event filled with networking, complimentary breakfast and a special clinical presentation. A certificate of attendance will be provided.

Parking is free in the campus garage.

8:00- 8:30 AM. | Breakfast, Networking and Welcome
8:30- 10:00 A.M. | “Co-Occurring Disorders: When Eating and Substance Use Disorders Collide” Presented by Kim Dennis, MD, CEDS, CEO and Medical Director, Timberline Knolls

ABOUT DR. KIM DENNIS:
Dr. Dennis is an award-winning board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in eating disorder treatment, addictions recovery, trauma/PTSD and co-occurring disorders. As CEO & Medical Director at Timberline Knolls, she supervises the medical staff and sets the overall vision and direction for the treatment program. Dr. Dennis maintains a holistic perspective in the practice of psychiatry. She incorporates biological, psycho-social and spiritual approaches into the individually tailored treatment plan for each resident. Dr. Dennis obtained her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine and completed her psychiatry residency training at the University of Chicago Hospitals, where she served as chief resident.

To register: http://www.timberlineknolls.org/eating-disorders-awareness-week-educatio...

This event is free. To make a donation to EDAM or for membership info., visit: maineeatingdisorders.org

Please bring your business cards!

About Timberline Knolls
40 Timberline Drive | Lemont, Illinois 60439 | 1.877.257.9611 | www.timberlineknolls.com
Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center is located on 43 beautiful acres just outside Chicago, offering a nurturing environment of recovery for women and girls ages 12 and older struggling to overcome eating disorders, substance abuse, mood disorders, trauma and co-occurring disorders.

Contact: 
Bob Bordonaro, MSW, LICSW, Professional Outreach Representative, Northeast Region, Timberline Knolls, bbordonaro@timberlineknolls.com, 630.640.4544

"Get Real" Barbie and ED info table

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 
10:00am-2:00pm
Location: 
MU Quad, Oregon State University
City: 
Corvallis
State: 
OR
Body: 

Everybody knows somebody. Events happening this whole week! Please stop by our table 10am to 2pm in the MU Quad to get some valuable information and check out the life-size Barbie! The week will culminate on Thursday with a live benefit concert by Tuesday Nights!

Contact: 
Stephanie Anderson (anderss5@onid.oregonstate.edu)

Project HEAL - Utah Chapter presents - I Had No Idea

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 
7 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: 
Provo City Library
City: 
Provo
State: 
UT
Body: 

Project HEAL - Utah Chapter has put together a panel of eating disorder recovery specialists for an educational, informational and inspirational Q&A style event. This event will be focused on breaking the stigmas associated with eating disorders, discussing the realities of chronic dieting and perfectionism in Utah, addressing the complications of having an eating disorder and the different perspective on recovery from an eating disorder.

Contact: 
Samantha Hope at utah@theprojectheal.org

Caroline Rothstein Spoken Word

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 
7 to 9 PM
Location: 
University of Connecticut, Student Union Theatre
City: 
Storrs
State: 
CT
Body: 

Caroline Rothstein is a New York City-based writer, performer, and body empowerment advocate. She has performed spoken word poetry and facilitated workshops at colleges, schools, and performance venues around the United States for more than a decade. She hosts the YouTube series “Body Empowerment” sharing her own journey as a means to promote positive body image worldwide, and currently sits as President of the Board of Directors for the Mental Fitness, Inc., a national nonprofit organization committed to mental health and self-care. Her award-winning one-woman play “faith” about her experience with and recovery from an eating disorder debuted as part of the Culture Project’s Women Center Stage 2012 Festival, and received Outstanding Overall Production of a Solo Show in the 2012 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity.

She will be performing spoken word for us at the University of Connecticut in recognition of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week in order to raise advocacy and promote positive body image and self-esteem.

See some of Caroline's work here!
http://www.carolinerothstein.com/

Contact: 
rebecca.uliasz@uconn.edu

Twisting Out Eating Disorders

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
City: 
Birmingham
Body: 

Psi Chi will be holding a series of campus-wide events in celebration of National Eating Disorders Awareness Month the week of February 24th through March 1st. Eating Disorders affect 30 million Americans and have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. It is estimated that 90% of college-aged women are persistently dieting and 25% are at serious risk of developing an eating disorder. Psi Chi is determined to raise awareness and reduce the stigma associated with eating disorders and, in turn, save lives.

Tuesday, February 25th
We encourage everyone to attend Smash TALK at Samford University. This will be a discussion panel consisting of individuals in recovery as well as treatment professionals. It will no doubt be a valuable opportunity to learn more about eating disorders and their impact. This event will be held in the Brock Forum Building at 5:30.

Wednesday, February 26th
Wednesday will feature an afternoon of activities on the Green. From 1-5 we will have a scale smashing station where you can bring your own scale or purchase one from Psi Chi then tell the scale who’s boss! We will also have tie-dyeing stations (t-shirts available for $3 or bring your own), a life size Barbie, Zumba Party, Cantina food truck and much more. All donations received will be divided between Psi Chi and the National Eating Disorders Association.

Thursday, February 27th
A candlelight vigil will be held at 6pm at The Edge of Chaos (Lister Hill Library, 4th floor). This is event will offer support and hope to those battling an eating disorder, celebrate those in recovery and honor those who have lost their lives. You will hear survivors share their stories and gain insight into what their lives were like and how they have changed.

All events are public and everyone is encouraged to attend.

An event page has been set up at www.facebook.com/BlazingED

Project HEAL Southern California Chapter Event - Dine & Donate

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Location: 
California Pizza Kitchen
City: 
Newport Beach
State: 
CA
Body: 

Dine and Donate
20% of proceeds go to Project HEAL
California Pizza Kitchen
1151 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Contact: 
Priscilla or Sarah - email - california@theprojectheal.org

Someday Melissa Screening

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 
5:30pm
Location: 
Lindenwood University 209 S. Kings Highway, Memorial Arts Building, Room 301
City: 
St. Charles
State: 
MO
Body: 

Judy Avrin, Executive Producer of Someday Melissa and Melissa's mother, created the documentary in collaboration with Danna Markson, LCSW and director Jeffrey Cobelli, to spread the word about the importance of early awareness of eating disorders symptoms and the significance of early treatment.

Join us for the screening of Someday Melissa and to learn more about eating disorders, early intervention and treatment. This screening is on behalf of Lindenwood University.

Contact: 
Mrs. Libby Lyons, email: LibbyLyons77@yahoo.com

Project HEAL Utah Chapter - Eating Disorder Panel

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: 
Provo Library
City: 
Provo
State: 
UT
Body: 

Join our Utah chapter for a panel to discuss eating disorders featuring local professionals and recovered experts in the field
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Provo Library
550 N University Ave
Provo, Utah

Contact: 
Ali Hougnou - email - utah@theprojectheal.org

Discussion: Eating Disorders and Suicide

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 
4pm
Location: 
MEDA, 288 Walnut Street, Suite 130
City: 
Newtonville
State: 
MA
Body: 

MEDA President, Beth Mayer, LICSW, and Associate Director of the Riverside Trauma Center, Jim McCauley, LICSW lead a discussion about the occurrence of suicide for individuals with eating disorders and how we can work toward prevention.

Please RSVP on MEDA's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/366817610123502/ or email sstockwell@medainc.org with "Feb 25 EDAW event RSVP" in the subject line.

Contact: 
Susie Stockwell, sstockwell@medainc.org

Project HEAL Texas Chapter - Dine And Donate

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: 
Zio's Italian Kitchen
City: 
Arlington
State: 
TX
Body: 

Dine and Donate
Zio’s Italian Kitchen
5005 S Cooper St
Arlington, TX 76017
5:00 - 9:00 PM
You must bring the flyer provided by Zio’s in order to have a percentage of your check donated to Project HEAL. Contact texas@theprojectheal.org for a flyer to print out.

Contact: 
Misbah - email - texas@theprojectheal.org

Eating Disorder Resource Table

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 
11:00am-2:00pm
Location: 
Idaho Commons at the University of Idaho
City: 
Moscow
State: 
ID
Body: 

There will be an eating disorder resource table in the Idaho Commons on Feb. 25 to 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Contact: 
wcenter@uidaho.edu

Project HEAL Saint Mary's College Chapter - Yoga & Frozen Yogurt Night

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Saint Mary's College Angela Athletic Center
City: 
Notre Dame
State: 
IN
Body: 

“Yoga and Frozen Yogurt” Night
Saint Mary’s College Angela Athletic Center
McCandless Drive
Notre Dame, Indiana
7:00 - 8:00 PM

Contact: 
Mackenzie Woods - email - saintmarys@theprojectheal.org

Project HEAL - Operation Beautiful - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 
All Day Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Location: 
All Over The World
Body: 

Operation Beautiful Tuesday: Cover your community with upbeat messages that promote positive body image. Share your pictures!
Hashtags: #operationbeautiful #projectheal #nedaw #innerbeauty #edaw

Contact: 
contact@theprojectheal.org

St. Norbert College Building Brave

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 
7-8 p.m.
Location: 
St. Norbert College Cassandra Voss Center
City: 
De Pere
State: 
WI
Body: 

“Building Brave” workshop to learn how to love your body.

An interactive seminar about embracing your spiritual, nutritional, emotional, & physical self.
Presented by:
Delta Phi Epsilon
St. Norbert College Health and Wellness, Counseling and Psychological Services, and Campus Ministry

For more information, contact counseling@snc.edu or lisa.burke@snc.edu

Contact: 
Lisa Burke

Eating Disorders and Social Media: What Parents Need to Know

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 
12pm
Location: 
MEDA, 288 Walnut Street, Suite 130
City: 
Newtonville
State: 
MA
Body: 

MEDA (Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association) Founder and Certified Teen Coach, Becky Manley, MA and MEDA Mental Health Counselor, Rachel Benson, MA present what every parent and caretaker needs to know about responsible social media usage.

RSVP on the Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/215758021950057/ or email sstockwell@medainc.org with "Social Media Event RSVP" in the subject line.

Contact: 
Susie Stockwell, sstockwell@medainc.org

Body Beautiful

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
John Carroll Universtiy Dolan Science Center
City: 
University Heights
State: 
OH
Body: 

A screening of the popular documentary, “Killing Us Softly,” will be shown to challenge audiences to think critically about American advertising and its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, gender violence and contemporary politics. In addition, an expert panel will answer and debate audience’s questions after the film.

Contact: 
Katie Dent

Tuesday: The Outrageous Hope of ED - A Live Twitter Chat (#EDinsight) with Patricia Pitts, PhD

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 
7:00 pm Pacific Standard Time
Location: 
www.tweetchat.com #EDinsight
City: 
Worldwide
Body: 

Now's your chance to ask, Dr. Pitts - Founder & CEO of The Bella Vita, one of the nation's leading experts about why she is, "outrageously hopeful" about ending ED. Participate in discussions about anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and other EDs. Learn what others think and share your thoughts about the outrageous hope of ED.

In addition to pioneering a highly successful treatment program and counseling thousands of ED suffers, Dr. Patricia Pitts has special insight and knowledge of the journey of her patients have bravely undertaken. It's one she's traveled herself.

Join us during National Eating Disorder Awareness Week on Twitter for an "outrageous" hour of hope, insight, & inspiration!
1) Sign in (or sign up) on Twitter
2) In a new window, open www.tweetchat.com (or another web-based Twitter chat application) and type the hashtag #EDinsight to find the chat party - and you're in!
3) Introduce yourself, just follow the conversation, tweet thoughts, pose questions and watch the tweet chat - and the insight - unfold!

We hope you'll plan to attend!

Visit our website www.thebellavita.com/media and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TheBellaVita

Contact: 
mmoss@thebellavita.com

"YAY" Scale Table

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 
11:00am-1:00pm
Location: 
Shawnee State University
City: 
Shawnee
State: 
OH
Body: 

On Tuesday, “YAY” Scale Table with Fortune Cookies will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Someday Melissa Screening

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 
7:00 - 9:00pm PT
Location: 
55 Fair Drive
City: 
Costa Mesa
State: 
CA
Body: 

Judy Avrin, Executive Producer of Someday Melissa and Melissa's mother, created the documentary in collaboration with Danna Markson, LCSW and director Jeffrey Cobelli, to spread the word about the importance of early awareness of eating disorders symptoms and the significance of early treatment.

Join us for the screening of Someday Melissa and to learn more about eating disorders, early intervention and treatment.

 

Contact: 
Dr. Beth Lorance, beth.lorance@vanguard.edu

Hungry for What?: Empowerment Against Disordered Eating

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 
7:00 - 8:30PM
Location: 
The School of International Service Founders Room
City: 
Washington
State: 
DC
Body: 

Join Rock Recovery and American University's Active Minds chapter for Hungry for What? an eye-opening presentation that de-mystifies and de-stigmatizes the issue of disordered eating by uncovering its true nature and causes. Audience members will receive practical guidance for supporting friends and family members who struggle. Tools and tips for balanced and healthy living will also be provided.

Cost: Suggested donation of $10 to support Rock Recovery's programs that bridge gaps in treatment and education for disordered eating in the Washington, DC community and nationwide.

Directions/Parking: The School of International Service (SIS) building is on Nebraska Avenue at the corner of New Mexico Avenue. There is a free parking lot right across the street, called Nebraska Avenue Parking Lot.
http://www.american.edu/aumaps/upload/campus_map.pdf
The school is also accessible from the red line Tenleytown metro stop and free shuttle buses are provided: http://www.american.edu/finance/facilities/maincampusmetro.cfm

Learn More: Visit http://rockrecoveryed.org/, email info@rockrecoveryed.org or call 571-255-9906

Contact: 
Visit http://rockrecoveryed.org/, email info@rockrecoveryed.org or call 571-255-9906

Media & Body Image

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 
12-1 PM
Location: 
Fern Young Terrace in the Young Auditorium on UW-Whitewater's campus
City: 
Whitewater
State: 
WI
Body: 

Project Girl co-founder Kelly Parks Snider will facilitate a “train the trainers” workshop session for students, future mentors, group leaders, and educators interested in learning about arts- based media literacy workshops. In this workshop, participants will learn about the cultural landscape young people face today, recognize its impact on girls, and how to critique ads and entertainment media. Participants will develop skills to engage young girls in media literacy activities. Feel free to bring your lunch! This website can be used to learn more about Kelly Parks Snider, the Madison artist who is facilitating the workshop. http://www.kellyparkssnider.com/

Contact: 
Jill Mallin mallinj@uww.edu 262-472-1305

Project HEAL University of Delaware - Dine and Donate

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: 
Klondike Kate's
City: 
Newark
State: 
DE
Body: 

Project HEAL University of Delaware
Dine and Donate
10% of proceeds go to Project HEAL
Klondike Kate’s
158 E Main Street
Newark, DE
4:00 - 10:00 PM

Contact: 
Caitlin - email - delaware@theprojectheal.org

Table with Positive Reinforcement Stickers & Operation Beautiful Post-It Notes

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 
11:00am-2:00pm
Location: 
Fish Tank in Batten, Virginia Wesleyan College
City: 
Norfolk/Virginia Beach
State: 
VA
Body: 

Come enjoy some friendly fun by filling out a sticker to congratulate your body, so you can show it off all day! Also, create a heartwarming Post-it note to place around campus.

Contact: 
Taryn Myers, tmyers@vwc.edu

Someday Melissa Screening

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 
7:00 pm PT
Location: 
420 N. Meridian St.
City: 
Newberg
State: 
OR
Body: 

Judy Avrin, Executive Producer of Someday Melissa and Melissa's mother, created the documentary in collaboration with Danna Markson, LCSW and director Jeffrey Cobelli, to spread the word about the importance of early awareness of eating disorders symptoms and the significance of early treatment.

Join us for the screening of Someday Melissa and to learn more about eating disorders, early intervention and treatment.

Contact: 
Ms. Annie stewart, estewart11@georgefox.edu

2014 NEDAwareness Week Panel Discussion

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
1560 Broadway, 14th Floor
City: 
New York
State: 
NY
Body: 

Join Us!

2014 NEDAwareness Week Panel Discussion

"I Had No Idea!"

What Everyone Should Know About Eating Disorders

Join NEDA for a candid panel discussion about eating disorder misconceptions and diverse experiences of recovery from family members and those who have struggled.

1560 Broadway, 14th Floor

(Enter through the Times Square Visitors Center on Broadway Between 46th and 47th Streets)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

5:30 - 6:00 PM Light Refreshments

6:00 - 7:30 PM Panel Discussion

7:30 - 8:00 PM Meet the Panel

Moderated by Brad E. R. Smith, MD, assistant clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin; clinical associate professor at the University of Wisconsin, Department of Psychiatry; and Medical Director of Adult Inpatient Eating Disorder Services at Rogers Memorial Hospital

Panelists Include: Susan Maccia, Benjamin O'Keefe, Adam Radwan, Stacey Sargeant, Corazon Tierra, Temimah Zucker

Date:  Tuesday, February 25, 2014 

Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM 

Address:

1560 Broadway

14th Floor

New York, NY 10036 

United States

If you'd like to attend this event you can RSVP online here.

Contact: 
Any questions or issues reserving your space for this event, please contact Diana Kalogridis at dkalogridis@myneda.org

Then & Now...I Had No Idea

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 
7-8:30 PM
Location: 
Hyland Hall 2101 on the campus of UW-Whitewater
City: 
Whitewater
State: 
WI
Body: 

Gwen Hering, licensed mental health counselor, will discuss her journey of recovering from an eating disorder. Her struggles started as a high school athlete and continued through her transition into a power lifter. Come hear how she navigated her recovery process. Presentation will be followed by a Q & A with a panel of experts from University Health and Counseling Services.

Contact: 
Jill Mallin mallinj@uww.edu 262-472-1305

How Advocates are Reaching Eating Disorder Sufferers

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 
3:00pm ET
Location: 
Twitter
Body: 

Join the Academy for Eating Disorders in this great and informative Tweetchat to discuss how advocates are able to speak to those who are still struggling with eating disorders. To participate, use the hashtag #AEDchat on Twitter and ask your questions or share your words.

Contact: 
www.AEDweb.org

More than a Body: Celebrate You

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 
1:30-3:30pm
Location: 
The George Washington University Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom 800 21st Street, NW, Washington DC
City: 
Washington
State: 
DC
Body: 

The George Washington (GW) University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) will hold a public forum on February 25 that will address the prevalence and impact of eating disorders, especially on college campuses. The event will feature a keynote talk by Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and author of the best-selling book “Obsessed: America’s Food Addiction---and My Own.”

Contact: 
Kathy Fackelmann at 202-994-8354

Tuesday: The Outrageous Hope of ED - A Live Twitter Chat (#EDinsight) with Patricia Pitts, PhD

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 
7:00 pm Pacific Standard Time
Location: 
www.tweetchat.com #EDinsight
City: 
Los Angeles
State: 
CA
Body: 

Now's your chance to ask, Dr. Pitts - Founder & CEO of The Bella Vita, one of the nation's leading experts about why she is, "outrageously hopeful" about ending ED. Participate in discussions about anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and other EDs. Learn what others think and share your thoughts about the outrageous hope of ED.

In addition to pioneering a highly successful treatment program and counseling thousands of ED suffers, Dr. Patricia Pitts has special insight and knowledge of the journey of her patients have bravely undertaken. It's one she's traveled herself.

Join us during National Eating Disorder Awareness Week on Twitter for an "outrageous" hour of hope, insight, & inspiration!
1) Sign in (or sign up) on Twitter
2) In a new window, open www.tweetchat.com (or another web-based Twitter chat application) and type the hashtag #EDinsight to find the chat party - and you're in!
3) Introduce yourself, just follow the conversation, tweet thoughts, pose questions and watch the tweet chat - and the insight - unfold!

We hope you'll plan to attend!

Visit our website www.thebellavita.com/media and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TheBellaVita

Contact: 
mmoss@thebellavita.com

Selfie Project

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 
11:00am-1:00pm
Location: 
CMAC Gym, Batten Center, Virginia Wesleyan College
City: 
Norfolk/Virginia Beach
State: 
VA
Body: 

Bring a selfie to share, and as you go about your day, feel the love with positive messages from your peers! Bet you didn’t know your eyes warm my soul!

Contact: 
Taryn Myers, tmyers@vwc.edu

Project HEAL New York City Chapter - Panel Discussion - Eating Disorders & The Media

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 
7:00 pm
Location: 
Columbia University, Schapiro Hall (605 West 115th Street)
City: 
New York City
State: 
NY
Body: 

Project HEAL New York City Chapter will be holding a panel discussion on Eating Disorders and the Media on Tuesday, February 25th at 7pm at Columbia University, Schapiro Hall (605 West 115th Street NYC). Our panel event will begin with the screening of acclaimed documentary "Body Types: A Film in Three Parts," directed by Jesse Epstein. The documentary, which features three short films, emphasizes our society's obsession with beauty and perfection, highlighting the harsh realities of photoshop, the search for perfection and expectations placed on each of us. Expanding on this topic, we will be exploring the connection of this obsession and the media's responsibility in the development of eating disorders. What leads to eating disorders? Can we blame the media? Is there a mixture of genetics and influence?

Panelists include supermodel Emme Aronson, Dawn Theodore, MA, MFT, Clinical Director of Monte Nido Eating Disorder Center of California, Melainie Rogers MS, RD, Founder of Melainie Rogers Nutrition and Balance Eating Disorder Treatment Center, and Project HEAL NYC Chapter co-founder, Christina Grasso.

Tickets $20, $15 for students, proceeds to benefit Project HEAL's Grant Fund.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/project-heal-nyc-chapter-hosts-a-panel-on-e...

For questions, contact Christina at newyork@theprojectheal.org

Contact: 
Christina Grasso or Colleen Baker - e mail - newyork@theprojectheal.org

Southern Smash: Samford

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 
11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: 
Samford Univeristy - Ben Brown Plaza
City: 
Birmingham
State: 
AL
Body: 

The Southern Smash College Tour is stopping at Samford during NEDAwareness Week!

Whether it is the number on the scale, calories, grades, miles, speed or anything in between…we allow so many exterior things weigh us down. Sadly, most American women (and men) feel trapped by the number on the scale.

Join Southern Smash in breaking those bonds in an afternoon of empowering activities including a BeYOUtiful Photo Booth, Let it Go balloons, Dare to Love Yourself cards, and of course...SCALE SMASHING

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the Ben Brown Plaza

SmashTALK 5:30-7:30 p.m. Brock Forum Building - An open discussion with leading body image and eating disorder experts.

Visit www.southernsmash.org or our Facebook page to learn more

Contact: 
McCall Dempsey

The Great Scale Smash!

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 
6:00pm PST
Location: 
Address TBD
City: 
Kennewick
State: 
WA
Body: 

This fundraiser is aimed to raise money to donate to the Eating Disorder Recovery Support, Inc. (http://www.edrs.net). They provide scholarships for those needing treatment (outpatient, inpatient, etc.)...what a great cause!

We are getting together to have a Grand Scale Smashing Party (who wouldn't want to smash a scale!?!). We've been shackled for too long to the number on the scale, and it's time to change that! In order to heal, we have to overcome the lies the scale tell us: that we're not good enough, that we need to lose more weight, etc. We are worth so much more than that! Our self-worth, and who we are, are not based on a number that some scale, based on gravity, can tell us!

I will be telling the story of my 10 year battle with an eating disorder and my road to recovery, after which we will have some fun in destroying the shackles that hold us to these lies they call scales.

The location is currently still being debated, but it will be in the Tri-Cities, WA during the week of February 23- March 1. For those of you who are not local or who simply cannot attend, you have the option of donating online at YouCaring.com (https://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/the-great-scale-smash/140403) we would love to see your Scale Smashing photos on my Facebook page Rae Across America Smith.

Even if you don't struggle with eating disorder symptoms, maybe you know someone who does! Come help show your support to this community and help someone receive treatment for their illness! Bring your spouses, kids, partners, friends, etc!

We ask that you provide your own scale and hammer. We will provide safety eyewear (don't want anyone losing an eyeball!)

We are asking for a minimum donation of $5 for each participant (more is, of course ok!). Those who will be attending can pay at the door!

Please stay tuned for more details on this exciting event! And we hope to see you all there!!

Rae Smith, M.Ed.

Contact: 
Rae Smith

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