Learn more about eating disorders Feb. 27
It's a difficult and vitally important issue for some University of Wisconsin-Parkside students and their families: eating disorders (ED). On Monday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m., the Ranger Wellness Challenge hosts a special program on the topic called ED 101. The program is held in the Student Center Cinema.
Presented by the nonprofit organization NORMAL, the program features a documentary-style film and discussion about eating disorders. ED 101 is the result of five years of research compiled by 15 mental health researchers and sponsored by more than 20 nonprofits. Medical professionals lead the discussion and answer questions.
NORMAL sprang from the off-Broadway musical "nor.mal," which Robyn Hussa decided to produce at high schools. It soon became a full-blown awareness organization and charity. The group provides curriculum along with live theatrical programs, conferences for mental health professionals, online resources like blogs and videos, and peer mentoring and leadership programs.This 50-minute program is free and open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend, not just students who suffer from eating disorders. Part of the Ranger Wellness Challenge, ED 101 is sponsored by several UW-Parkside student organizations as well as the Alex DeVinny Memorial Fund and Aurora Behavioral Health Care.