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Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2024| February 26 - March 1

We invite you to celebrate Eating Disorders Awareness Week 

Join us for a week of exciting and thought-provoking content, including a live performance of This Is My Brave, a "Let's Talk" event, guest speaker Brenna O'Malley discussing Healthy Ways to Talk About Food in College, and QPR Suicide Prevention Training. 

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

Tuesday, February 27
This is My Brave - The Show
McCormick Auditorium
7:00 pm

A community event celebrating the healing stories of the eating disorder recovery community while raising awareness to help others receive the support they deserve. There will be free tickets available to NU students! Active Minds, HPaW, CAPS, & Dining partnered with ANAD (Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders to make this event happen on our campus! You can attend in person or livestream the event. For more info: This Is My Brave | ANAD - National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

Tickets: Use code NUSTUDENT for complimentary tickets. Valid for NU students, staff, and faculty.

Wednesday, February 28
Let's Talk: Eating Disorders Awareness Week
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 during Eating Disorders Awareness 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 and resources, and introduce you to what it’s like to speak to a member of our staff.

Thursday, February 29
Healthy Ways to Talk About Food in College w/ Brenna O'Malley, RD
7:00 pm

Register using this Google Interest form

Join Registered Dietician, Brenna O'Malley from the Wellful in a conversation about healthy ways to talk about food in college.

Brenna O’Malley is a registered dietitian and owner of the virtual private practice, The Wellful. Brenna offers nutrition therapy and body image support to help clients recover from disordered eating and body image struggles to develop healthy relationships with food and their bodies. Brenna is nationally recognized in the media and is regularly featured in publications like Well+Good, HuffPost, PopSugar, Bustle, OUTSIDE, podcasts, and websites.

The Wellful is a modern health & media company changing the way we talk about nutrition, wellness, and women's health. The Wellful is making living well less confusing so you can feel your best without feeling obsessed.

Friday, March 1
QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer Suicide Prevention Training
3:00-4:15 pm

Register using this QPR Training Sign-up Form

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. 
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