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College Hope: Eating Disorder Treatment Resources for College and University Campuses

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College Hope is a national collegiate effort to promote Eating Disorder Awareness and Recovery on college campuses. In an effort to share ideas between schools and provide easily accessible resources for eating disorder treatment and information, we are gathering resources and counseling center information from different schools to publish here for students seeking help. We welcome your input and applaud your spirit of collaboration to support college students struggling with eating disorders!

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    Kathleen speaks practically, to dispel the oftentimes enigmatic perceptions of “eating disorders” and addresses the societal complacency of dieting and body dislike that ravages the lives of so many women and men on college campuses nationwide. She delivers a message of hope that it IS possible to truly love your body, as well as a message of urgency for a call to action to address eating and body image disorders at all levels of severity. Countless people have shared that as a result of hearing Kathleen’s story they have uncovered courage to seek help and healing from their own battles of body image and disordered eating issues. Kathleen’s presentations also address: media influence on bodies and self-esteem, signs and symptoms of eating and body image issues, exercise abuse, ways to help a friend or loved one who might be suffering, how to get help, eating disorder activism, and more.

    To book F.R.E.E.D. at your school, or to learn more about the presentations: please call: 202.203.0999 or email:

    The F.R.E.E.D. Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating eating disorders.

    The F.R.E.E.D. Foundation Mission Is:

    • To provide individuals the financial support needed for the treatment of eating disorders.
    • To provide public awareness and educational resources about the serious detriment of eating disorders.
    • To advocate for the acknowledgment and acceptance of eating disorders as a serious and urgent disease.


    • They will promote these messages to anyone who is willing to listen to their propaganda and spend money on endless books, dvd’s, diet pills, green drinks, low fat, low carb, high protein diets and a plethora of other products that claim will help shed the extra few pounds that will in turn make you flawless.

    Last Reviewed By: Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC on July 19, 2013

    Page last updated: July 19, 2013
    Published on, Eating Disorder Resource



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