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Rogers reduces stigma during NEDAwareness Week, holds activities for patients and staff

03/21/18 02:03:pm
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Various Rogers locations had their own unique twist on ways to help spread awareness during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week this year.

One of the key events, held at multiple locations around the US, was the screening of the documentary “All of Me”, which follows the lives of several people with eating disorders. Rogers held screenings at several colleges, including University of Wisconsin-Madison, Northwestern University, Marquette University, Carroll University, and the University of South Florida.

Rogers–Nashville helped spread awareness for eating disorders by co-hosting a body positive yoga session with the Inner Light Yoga studio, which was led by a yoga instructor and eating disorder therapist. According to Kristy Mueller, Nashville outreach representative, the studio was filled to capacity with a mix of Rogers staff, potential referring partners, and community members.

Our Tampa Bay location participated in and helped sponsor the Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness walk at the Raymond James Stadium that Week, with about 450 people in attendance.

In addition to the public events that Rogers hosted and participated in, several campuses and programs held activities to both increase awareness and have some fun. Staff and patients were able to participate in different themed-days, including things like mirrorless Monday or makeup-less Monday, wear purple day, a balloon release, and other days or activities that helped to promote body positivity.

The Rogers eating disorders research group also had two articles published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders and in Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention.

 

 

 

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