This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week! In observance of this week, Counseling Services will be offering a workshop on improving body image this Thursday (2/27/14) at 12-1pm in the PUB Quiet Dining Room. I have attached a flyer for this event. Additionally, please see the statistics and resources below regarding college students and Eating Disorders:
Eating Disorders and Body Image concerns are highly relevant for the college population!
Did you know:
* The rate of eating disorders among college students has risen to 10 to 20 percent of women and 4 to 10 percent of men (NEDA, 2013).
* Full-blown eating disorders typically begin between 18 and 21 years of age (Hudson, 2007).
* 35 percent of “normal” dieters progress to pathological dieting. Of those, 20-25 percent progress to partial or full-syndrome eating disorders (Shisslak & Crago, 1995).
* Eating disorders are the mental illness with the highest mortality rate (Arcelus, 2011).
* Help-seeking decreases significantly when people are not aware of the options available to them (Ben-Porath, 2002; Friedman, 2009; Nolen-Hoeksema, 2006; Gould, 2007). Please let your students know that help is available!
* Shoreline Community College Counseling Center
– Foss (5000) Building, Room 5229
– (206) 546-4559
* National Eating Disorders Association
– Information and referral: (800) 931-2237
– http://www.ulifeline.org (Select subject “eating disorders”)
* King County 24-Hour Crisis Line
– (206) 461-3222
Gwyn Hoffman-Robinson, SCC Advising & Counseling Center