Eating Disorder Awareness Week
Eating Disorder Awareness Week is spearheaded by the National Eating Disorders Association with the goal of shining the spotlight on eating disorders and providing life-saving resources to those struggling. This year's theme on campus is Sharing Resources, Spreading Hope. It's time to celebrate recovery, take action and improve access to care. Join the University of Idaho for a week of events highlighting resources and recovery.
Save the Date: Feb. 25 to March 1, 2019
What is Eating Disorder Awareness Week?
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is a collaboration between Vandal Health Education, the Women's Center, and the Counseling and Testing Center. Events are geared toward raising awareness about eating disorders and provide resources to those in need. The mission of Eating Disorder Awareness Week is to reduce the stigma surrounding eating disorders, improve access to treatment, and provide factual information about eating disorders. Eating disorders are serious, life-threatening illnesses - not choices - and it's important to recognize the pressures, attitudes and behaviors that shape the disorder.
This year, we urge you talk about the pressures, attitudes and behaviors that shape body image and disordered eating with family, friends and your community. The 2017 theme is It's Time to Talk About It. With 30 million Americans struggling with an eating disorder at some point in their lives, it's time to talk about eating disorders on our campus.
- Raises awareness that eating disorders are life-threatening illnesses, not lifestyle choices
- Provides accurate information to educational and medical communities
- Directs people to potentially life-saving information and resources about eating disorders
- Counseling & Testing Center (CTC) | (208) 885-6716
The CTC staff of psychologists and supervised doctoral interns and graduate students offers students a wide range of free and confidential counseling services, resources and referrals.
Schedule an appointment by calling (208) 885-6716. The CTC is located in Mary E. Forney Hall Room 306. Get directions »
- University Psychiatrist | (208) 885-6716
Psychiatric services are available for students who may require medication for their mental health concerns. A nominal fee is charged for students who utilize psychiatric services.
Schedule an appointment by calling (208) 885-6716. The university psychiatrist is located in the Student Health Services building on the corner of University Avenue and Ash Street. View map »
- Nutrition Counseling | (208) 885-6717
The campus dietitian is available for nutrition counseling services by appointment. A nominal fee is charged for students who utilize nutrition counseling.
Schedule an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.