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Body Image and Eating Disorders

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The Wellness Resource Center is here to help all students love and care for their bodies by promoting body positivity and satisfaction. We celebrate the vast range of things our bodies can do, whatever the capability or function. Our focus is on keeping students healthy so that they can succeed, and that means helping RAMS feel good about themselves, on the inside and out. 

Upcoming Events

Active Minds at VCU is sponsoring events next week (February 26-March 3) for Eating Disorders Awareness Week #EDWeekVCU. Check them out on social media or stop by their table in the University Student Commons on Tuesday from noon-4p.m. to learn more!  

Richmond's 1st National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) walk to raise awareness for eating disorders is happening at VCU! Everyone is welcome (whether you are walking or not), March 25 at 10a.m. on the University Student Commons Plaza for receovery centered support, arts and crafts, and music. You can also pre-register to participate in the walk portion online.

If you are worried that you or a friend might have an eating disorder, there are many resources on-campus and online to help.

If you are concerned about yourself or a friend, you can contact University Student Health Services online or at (804) 828-8828 to schedule an appointment for an in-person consultation with an RDN. You can also walk-in to either location of University Counseling Services for a RAM appointment. You can also check out UCS's Self-Help Page for more information on eating disorders. 



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