Subject: Ask the Experts: Redefining Health with UMD AMWA & Rock Recovery Description: 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. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ask-the-experts-redefining-health-with-rock-recovery-umd-amwa-tickets-138948928987 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 UMD Contact Email: [log in to unmask] Website URL: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ask-the-experts-redefining-health-with-rock-recovery-umd-amwa-tickets-138948928987 You received this email because you are subscribed to the Daily eNews for CMNS Students (CMNS-UNDERGRAD-NEWS) mailing list. If you would like to unsubscribe from this list, simply send an email to [log in to unmask] with the message signoff CMNS-UNDERGRAD-NEWS in the body.