Body dissatisfaction and low self-esteem can negatively impact one’s academic performance and social life.
“If your preoccupation with food, weight and your shape are preventing you from enjoying everyday activities, counseling can help you regain balance,” says JoAnne Graham, psychologist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Norris Health Center
UWM is offering free eating disorders screenings through Norris Health Center on Wednesday, April 17, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the UWM Union, room 260, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. These screenings will help participants learn about signs of eating disorders, their personal risk factors and available treatment options.
The screenings include an anonymous eating disorder assessment, educational resources for participants to take home, a confidential interview with a mental health specialist to discuss the results of individual screenings and a list of local resources where treatment is available
Concurrently, free educational information about good nutrition and healthy exercise will be available in the Union Atrium. Norris Health Center mental health counselors and peer health educators will be at the information table and available to answer questions.