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Food for Thought

Overview

While mental illness is slowly decreasing the stigma surrounding it, the specific illness of eating disorders is often overlooked or unrecognized. Eating Disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness and at least 30 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder in the United States.* We often hear that we are the most unhealthy culture but what we don’t realize is that the diet trend in our culture is killing us right before our eyes and we don’t realize the damage it’s having even if well intentioned in it’s origin.

*National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will walk away with a working knowledge of what different disorders ARE and are NOT and how they present themselves in specific populations.

  2. Participants will understand the difference between diagnosable mental illness and unhealthy habits and gain understanding in having conversations for intervention around both.

  3. Parent participants will gain the necessary tools to help support their child through recovery and minor participants will understand what natural expectations to have of their family as they seek to support them.

  4. Individuals in groups (sororities, clubs, organizations) will learn the warning signs as well as helpful and hurtful intervention skills for support and recovery.

Small Group Curriculum Follow Up

Available upon booking