It’s Time To Talk About It: NEDAwareness Week 2011, Feb 20-26
Win a trip to NYC for NEDA’s annual Benefit Dinner, cash prizes and more!
Get out your video camera and enter NEDA’s
Video Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest!
Submission deadline is February 20, 2011.
Everyone can do just one thing. Choose the activity that best suits your interests, time and resources. If we all do just one thing, we will have a tremendous impact!
NEDAwareness Week reaches millions with messages of hope and recovery
The mission of NEDAwareness Week
Our aim of NEDAwareness Week is to ultimately prevent eating disorders and body image issues while reducing the stigma surrounding eating disorders and improving access to treatment. Eating disorders are serious, life-threatening illnesses — not choices — and it’s important to recognize the pressures, attitudes and behaviors that shape the disorder.
What is NEDAwareness Week?
NEDAwareness Week is a collective effort of primarily volunteers, including eating disorder professionals, health care providers, students, educators, social workers, and individuals committed to raising awareness of the dangers surrounding eating disorders and the need for early intervention and treatment.
How NEDAwareness Week Works
This year, NEDA asked everyone to do just one thing to help raise awareness and provide accurate information about eating disorders.
NEDAwareness Week participants can choose from a huge range of ways to contribute: Distribute info pamphlets and put up posters, write one letter for Media Watchdogs, register as a Volunteer Speaker or host a Volunteer Speaker, post information on Facebook or arrange interactive and educational activities such as panel discussions, fashion shows, body fairs, movie screenings, art exhibits and more.
As an official NEDAwareness Week participant you can be involved in any way that works with your schedule, resources, community, and interests. These events and activities attract public media attention – on local, national and international levels.