What: Megan Kursawe, site director at the The Renfrew Center, will speak at the University of North Texas for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Presented by UNT’s Office of Greek Life, Multicultural Center and the Meadows Center for Health Resources in UNT’s Student Health and Wellness Center.
When: 7 p.m. Feb 27 (Wednesday)
Where: Ballroom of UNT’s Gateway Center, located at 801 North Texas Blvd.
Contact: Noelle McIntyre, coordinator for Meadows Center of Health Resources, at 940-565-4554
DENTON (UNT), Texas—The University of North Texas Office of Greek Life, Multicultural Center and the Meadows Center of Health Resources in UNT’s Student Health and Wellness Center are co-hosting a guest speaker during National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, which is Feb. 24-March 2 this year.
Megan Kursawe, site director for The Renfrew Center, will speak at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 (Wednesday) in the ballroom of UNT’s Gateway Center, which is located at 801 North Texas Blvd.
Kursawe will speak on the types and characteristics of eating disorders, gender differences, health complications, warning signs, causes, self-harming behavior, myths and more. She will also provide information on ways to help a friend or family member suffering from an eating disorder.
The aim of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is to ultimately prevent eating disorders and body image issues while reducing the stigma surrounding them, as well as improving access to treatment. During the week volunteers provide information to recognize the importance of the pressures, attitudes and behaviors that shape each disorder. The week is sponsored by the National Eating Disorder Association, with this year’s national theme, “Everybody Knows Somebody.”
The National Eating Disorder Association’s mission is to support individuals and families affected by eating disorders and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care. The association’s staff and volunteers aim to help the 20 million women and 10 million men in the United States who suffer from eating disorders by confronting the serious illnesses with increased awareness, early intervention and improved access to treatment.
Kursawe holds a master’s degree in clinical social work from Western Connecticut State University and specializes in working with children and families. She is dually licensed in both Texas and New York.
For more information on the event, contact Noelle McIntyre, Coordinator for the Meadows Center of Health Resources, at 940-565-4554