“The goal is to have young people from around B.C. share their thoughts on what makes themselves, their friends and family beautiful,” says Shawn Smith, marketing and communications co-ordinator, Jessie’s Hope Society. “We’re looking for positive messages focusing on health and resiliency that can help other young people as they deal with issues such as peer pressure, body image, bullying and more.”
Maybe we could try something like this at bryn mawr?
An estimated 15 percent of U.S. college students have eating disorders, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So chances are, most of us know someone with an eating disorder.
The most lethal of mental illnesses, eating disorders affect about 4 percent of the population, according to Smith. As the disease has been recognized and studied, more programs have become available in recent years. To date, however, services are limited in Western Massachusetts.