To promote a healthy body image and increase awareness about eating disorders on our community, the Andrews University Counseling & Testing Center will be sponsoring several events during the National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (February 24 – March 2, 2013).
Tuesday, February 26
11:30 a.m., Buller Hall, Room 149
Leilani Langdon and LaKeSha Morris will be offering the educational workshop “Self-esteem, Body-image, and Eating Disorders” during the Tuesday Choices program. Come and learn about the link between the way you think and feel about your body, your mood, and eating habits. Find out where you can find help for yourself or for your loved one. This program is open to students.
The Counseling and Testing Center is also sponsoring an art exhibition titled “Celebrating Every Body.” Students are invited to submit works of art that reflect this theme. A panel of counselors will select pieces to be exhibited at the Campus Center during our Awareness Event and will award prices to the three pieces that best represent this theme (Amazon.com gift cards for $75, $50, and $25, respectively). Visit andrews.edu/ctcenter for more information about how to submit your work of art.
Thursday, Feb. 28
12-3 p.m., Counseling & Testing Center
Faculty, staff, and students are welcomed to participate during our Awareness Event on Thursday, February 28, 2013, from 12-3 p.m. We’ll have a “Message Board” where the AU community can post messages of acceptance and encouragement. The selected works of art reflecting the theme “Celebrating Every Body” will be on display, including the award winners. Also, the Counseling & Testing Center will have information about eating disorders and will be offering in-person screenings.
The eating disorder screening consists of a brief, anonymous questionnaire designed to provide students with insight into symptoms they might be experiencing and receive helpful treatment and referral information, if necessary. In addition to in-person screenings during the Awareness Event, students can access an anonymous screening online at http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/andrews
Come, participate, and help in promoting a healthy body image and greater awareness of eating disorders in our community. For more information, contact Luis G. C. Ortega, LPC, NCC at email@example.com.