Subject: Ask the Experts: Redefining Health with UMD AMWA & Rock Recovery
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is this month (Feb. 22-Feb. 28)! You
are invited to join Rock Recovery and the University of Maryland's American
Medical Women's Association chapter for an open discussion with professionals
about how your relationship with food affects your health - mentally,
physically, and emotionally. You can register on our Eventbrite for free.
Over 28 million people will have an eating disorder in their lifetime, and
millions more will be struggling with disordered eating and body image.
Despite these critical numbers only 1 in 10 people will get the help they
need due to barriers like cost, accessibility, and stigma.
We want to break down some of those barriers and talk about this important
mental health issue. This is your chance to ask the experts the hard
questions about disordered eating and how a person's relationship with food
and their body really makes an impact on their quality of life.
So what do you want to know?
- What are the warning signs?
- How do I know if I am living healthy?
- What does Health At Every Size mean?
- How does a medical practitioner determine if a patient is struggling with
an eating disorder?
Join us on Wednesday, February 24th from 6 pm to 7 pm EST as we dive into
these questions and more to raise awareness of this critical mental health
issue. Registration is free - just bring your questions!
About Our Experts:
Kate Jarvi, LPC (Rock Recovery): Kate is a licensed professional counselor
(LPC) specializing in both individual and group therapy with adults and teens
with eating disorders. Kate is trained in providing dialectical behavior
therapy (DBT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment
therapy (ACT), radically open dialectical behavior therapy (RO DBT),
intuitive eating principles, and body acceptance skills — which she
implements regularly in her practice.
Alex Raymond, RD, LD, CEDRD-S (Courage to Nourish): Alex Raymond is a
Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and co-founder of the private
practice Courage to Nourish Nutrition located in College Park and Columbia,
MD. She specializes in eating disorder recovery nutrition and is committed to
supporting her clients in finding peace with food and body. She aligns
herself with intuitive eating and Health at Every Size (c) philosophies. Alex
enjoys speaking to both large and small groups on healing body image, weight
inclusivity, and intuitive eating.
Dr. Afreen Sayeed, DDS (Samfar Family Dentistry): Dr. Sayeed believes modern
dentistry should be pain and stress-free, provide excellent clinical results,
and remain cost-effective. With several years of dental experience working
with all age groups, Dr. Sayeed strives to build trusting and genuine
relationships with each patient and is committed to providing the best that
dentistry today has to offer. As a dental professional and health care
provider, she remains current on the latest advancements in dentistry through
continuing education courses in implants, Invisalign, and CEREC technology.
Rock Recovery strives to eradicate mental health stigma and spread awareness
around eating disorders and provides affordable and transformational
resources to those struggling and their support networks. Since 2009, the
organization has served more than 150 adults through affordable clinical
outpatient recovery programs and educated 16,000 community members to seek
help for themselves or their loved ones.
American Medical Women's Association Student Chapter at the University of
Maryland is dedicated to advancing women and minorities in medicine,
advocating for equity, and improving women's health through various outreach,
education, and leadership efforts/ events.
Event Date: February 24, 2021
Event Start Time: 6:00 pm
Event End Time: 7:00 pm
Event Location: Zoom
Contact Person: American Medical Women's Association Student Chapter at the
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