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Focus Treatment Centers Hosts National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2021 Community Event with the University of Tennessee
February 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am PST
Details: The goal of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (#NEDAwareness) is to shine the spotlight on eating disorders by educating the public, spreading a message of hope, and putting lifesaving resources into the hands of those in need.
Eating disorders are biologically based mental illnesses that affect an estimated 30 million Americans of all ages, genders, socio-economic statuses, and ethnicities. If left untreated, eating disorders frequently result in costly medical complications and may result in death. Individuals who have access to and receive appropriate care often fully recover and go on to lead productive lives. Yet the vast majority of individuals suffering from eating disorders do not receive the care they need. For this reason, eating disorder advocacy and education are crucial.
Focus Treatment Centers has partnered with the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (615 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37403) to raise awareness about eating disorders on the UTC campus on Tuesday, February 23rd. This event will include eating disorder screenings and body positivity information.
Confidential screenings are also available by appointment at Focus Treatment Centers by calling or texting 423-380-8007 or by emailing Ashley Fairbanks at [email protected]
Location: University of Tennessee, Chattanooga – 615 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37403
Time: February 23, 2021, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CT
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