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Teens Can Make a Difference!
Teens, you can continue to help raise awareness in your school, clubs, sports teams or other community by choosing from one of these ideas:
Proud2Bme Activist Guide: This Proud2Bme Activist Guide, written by young people, for young people, walks you through many ways to get involved- including media and online activism, raising awareness in your community, event planning at highschools, & more!
Host a Screening Event: NEDA now offers an easy-to-use online screening tool, in partnership with Screening for Mental Health Inc., perfect for holding an eaing disorder screening event in schools, universities, hospitals, community centers, or anywhere internet access is available! Use the Planning Guide for Eating Disorder Screening Events to get started!
Activities: Ideas for activities in high schools, as well as key messages and discussion guides, plus more!
Teen Blogging Guide: Check out our brand new teen blogging guide with tips on how to get started, stats on eating disorders, how to share your story responsibly and setting boundaries for self-care.
Build A Life-Size Barbie: A great attention-getter for raising awareness about unrealistic body image ideals and standards of beauty.
Great Jeans Giveaway: A signature event of NEDAwareness Week. People are invited to donate their old jeans that no longer fit to promote embracing one's natural shape and size, and the message, "Be comfortable in your genes. Wear jeans that fit the real you!"
Host a "Someday Melissa" Screening: NEDA Network Member Someday Melissa documentary is a powerful tool to use for raising awareness of eating disorders and enable a dialog to help reach your community. It provides a platform to discuss education, treatment and prevention of eating disorders. Visit www.somedaymelissa.org/screening to view the trailer and to purchase your own Screening Toolkit for your event.