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Body Acceptance Week

Body Acceptance Week 2023| October 23-27

We invite you to celebrate Body Acceptance Week 

Join us for a week of exciting and thought-provoking content, including a "Let's Talk" event, an opportunity to smash scales and diet culture, and preventive mental health screenings and trainings! 

Be sure to follow HPaW @nuHPaW and CAPS @NorthwesternCAPS on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!  

Tuesday, October 24: 
Mental Health Screenings & Resource Chat 
Norris Front Entrance, Tables 
11:00 am-1:00 pm 

Stop by the tables in the front area of Norris to chat with staff from HPaW and CARE. HPaW staff will be offering brief mental health screenings and both departments will be available to connect about resources on campus regarding mental health, substance use, sexual health, and more. 

Wednesday, October 25: 
Let's Talk: Talking Body 
Book Nook 
University Library, Level 1 
1:00-3:00 pm 

Let’s Talk is a program for all Northwestern students that offers drop-in consultations (in-person and virtual) with a CAPS staff. The consultation meetings are informal, friendly, and confidential. This week please join Fallon Weatherspoon (Eating Concerns Coordinator with CAPS) & Campus Dietitian, Maddy McDonough for support regarding all things Body as we observe Body Acceptance Week. If you are having difficulties with food, body image, or in need of support please know that we are here to help.  

Let’s Talk is not a substitute for formal counseling and doesn't constitute mental health treatment, but the Let’s Talk consultants will listen to your specific concerns, offer support, resources, and introduce you to what it’s like to speak to a member of our staff. 

QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer Suicide Prevention Training 
633 Emerson St 
Room 3.220, 3rd floor 
5:00-6:30 pm 

In recognition of the overlap between issues around body acceptance and other mental health concerns, HPaW is offering QPR during this year’s Body Acceptance Week. QPR is intended to teach individuals how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, and provides guidelines on how to: 

  • Question a person about potential suicidal thoughts, 
  • Persuade them to seek help, and 
  • Refer them to appropriate professional services. 

Please register for QPR by using the Student QPR Enrollment and Request Form.

Thursday, October 26 
SMASHING Diet Culture 
Outside of Allison Hall
12:00 pm

Join us to SMASH Scales, Stigma, and promote body positivity on campus. 

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