Feb. 27, eating disorders screenings

Free eating disorders screenings will be offered by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Norris Health Center on Thursday, Feb. 27, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., in acknowledgement that body dissatisfaction and low self-esteem can negatively impact one’s academic performance and social life.

Participants can receive a free screening by signing up at the information table on the first floor of the UWM Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Dr., or by going directly to room 147, a private screening area. Screenings will help participants learn about signs of eating disorders, personal risk factors and available treatment options. Counseling can help an individual regain balance when a preoccupation with food, weight and shape prevents the enjoyment of everyday activities.

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
  • A list of local resources where treatment is available

During this time, free educational information about good nutrition and healthy exercise will be available at the information table. UWM mental health counselors also will be at the table and available to answer questions.

Free, anonymous online screening also is available through the UWM Norris Health Center at www4.uwm.edu/norris/