College Hope: Eating Disorder Treatment Resources for College and University Campuses
Inspired to build a successful eating disorder awareness and prevention program on your campus? We want to hear about it!
College Hope is a national collegiate initiative 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! Contact us to share your school’s eating disorder resource information.
Featured On-Campus Resource:
Students Promoting Eating Disorder Awareness and Knowledge at The George Washington University (SPEAK GW) promotes recovery and gives a voice to students currently struggling with eating disorders. Their recent NEDAwareness Week 2016 events included an interactive Google Hangout and Twitter chat that examine the ways in which SPEAK GW has influenced students on campus and how others can develop chapters at their own schools.
Colleges and Universities
Through the B’Well Health Promotion and student organizations like Project LETS, Brown University takes mental health advocacy seriously. Peer mentors and workshops give students struggling with eating disorders an opportunity to express what they are going through and seek help. Click here for more information.
The Student Wellness Center on the Dartmouth campus encourages mental and physical health for all students. The center focuses on prevention and early intervention for eating disorders by providing resources such as the Thriving Together Wellness Peer Support program. Click here for more information.
Texas Christian University (TCU)
TCU has various programs and events that aim to combat body image issues and encourage body positivity. These include The Body Project, a student organization on campus, and the annual Feed Your Body and Soul Week. Click here for more information.
The George Washington University (GW)
GW has a vibrant on-campus community for eating disorder advocacy. SPEAK GW is a student organization that regularly holds recovery-minded events around campus and through social media. The Mental Health Services office at GW provides additional resources. Click here for more information.
The Ohio State University
The Eating Disorder Treatment Team, an active student-run chapter of Project HEAL, and free nutritional counseling are just a few of the many eating disorder recovery resources available to students at The Ohio State University. Click here for more information.
More colleges and universities coming soon!
Eating Disorder Hope is pro-recovery. We invite you and your campus to join us in our efforts to promote online health, hope, and healing among college students struggling with eating disorders by joining our movement. More details at the Eating Disorder Hope Pro-Recovery Movement.
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College Response – Mental Health Screening & Education Programs for Colleges
The CollegeResponse program, developed by Screening for Mental Health(SMH), promotes the prevention, early detection, and treatment of prevalent, often underdiagnosed, and treatable mental health disorders and alcohol problems.
For more than a decade, this program has offered affordable and practical risk management tools and information that educate, assess, and connect students with appropriate resources. Your campus health and counseling center has limited capacity. So how do you focus your resources on the students most at risk?
CollegeResponse Gives Your Students:
- The opportunity to self-screen for depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, generalized anxiety disorder, eating disorders, and alcohol use disorders
- Access to unlimited, anonymous online screenings, and/or confidential screenings at in-person events
- Help-seeking tools
- Immediate results and referrals to your on-campus counseling and health center following completion of screening questionnaire