Duke Student Health Center and Counseling and Psych Services (CAPS) partnered with two undergraduate students, Cara Peterson and Amanda Lewellyn, to host How to Help a Friend with Disordered Eating Tuesday. The monthly series started this semester, and originated from Celebrate Our Bodies Week, an annual campaign in February, which promotes awareness of eating disorders and sparks campus-wide discussions on how to best address this issue.
“We created this monthly event instead of only one a year because of the importance of continuing this conversation, which will quiet down if it’s only one week long.” Peterson said. “We really liked the idea of student sharing, and the creation of a safe space so students can feel more comfortable sharing stories and questions.”
The presenters kicked off this monthly meeting by reading aloud the 5 Myths of Disordered Eating, which were written out on a large poster board... Read more