Feb. 22-28 is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. This year's theme, identified by the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), is "Every Body Has a Seat at the Table." Since eating disorders can affect anyone regardless of age, size, gender, race, sexuality, ability or socioeconomic status, NEDA has put together a program this year to bust myths, address misinformation, promote awareness and help point people to the resources that are available for all. 

The focus this year includes highlighting marginalized communities and helping to address disparities through challenging biases, and promoting awareness and advocacy. Check out the NEDA website for blogs, roundtable discussions and a wealth of resources for this week’s programming and beyond. There are also direct links to helpline and "chat now" options and a directory to find treatment providers and support groups based on location. 

Additional resources available in Ohio include:

  • The Emily Program, offering outpatient, intensive outpatient and residential programming in Ohio. Other features of their website include blog posts and a link to their podcast Peace Meal.
  • The Center for Balanced Living, raising awareness about eating disorders and offering advocacy, support and scholarships. Treatment at the center is provided by the Emily Program. 

Additional resources are listed on Kenyon’s Counseling Services website and connect with the Cox Health & Counseling Center team at counseling@kenyon.edu or 740-427-5643. For questions or concerns related to physical health, please contact our healthcare providers at health@kenyon.edu or 740-427-5525.