National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Feb. 20 through 26
Rogers Memorial Hospital is sponsoring several special events in recognition of National Eating Eating Disorders Awareness week 2011, Feb. 20-26.
Doctor Theodore E. Weltzin, Medical Director of Eating Disorders Services at Rogers, will be part of a discussion panel following a free performance of the eating disorders Musical “Normal: In Schools” in Madison on Sunday, Feb. 20. The show is being held at The University of Wisconsin’s Memorial Union and starts at 7 p.m.
NORMAL in Schools is a national nonprofit that teaches about the effect of eating disorders, the therapeutic impact of the arts and self-esteem, body image and family communication. Rogers is a lead sponsor for the NORMAL in Schools’ Inside Out Gala held Saturday, Feb. 26 from 5:30 to 11 p.m. at Turner Hall in Milwaukee.
Weltzin will also speak as part of a half-day seminar on eating disorders at Iowa State University on Feb. 24.
Finally, Rogers is sponsoring a performance of “Beauty Undressed” featuring Shannon Cutts at the Marquette University’s Alumni Memorial Union at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23. Shannon Cutts is an internationally-known advocate for the value mentoring adds to the eating disorders recovery process.
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is a sponsored by the National Eating Disorders Association and aims to ultimately prevent eating disorders and body image issues while reducing the stigma surrounding eating disorders and improving access to treatment. Find out more at nationaleatingdisorders.org
Rogers Memorial Hospital is a leading provider of eating disorders treatment, with five locations in Wisconsin. Information about Rogers’ eating disorders programs are online at RogersEatingDisorders.org.
Rogers Memorial is a not-for-profit behavioral health care provider for children, teens and adults. The hospital is nationally recognized for its residential treatment centers including the Eating Disorder Center, the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Center, the Child Center and the Child and Adolescent Center. Rogers Memorial also provides residential treatment services for chemical dependency at the Herrington Recovery Center. Inpatient and partial hospitalization services are also available. Rogers Memorial is licensed as a psychiatric hospital by the State of Wisconsin and accredited by The Joint Commission. It offers treatment programs at five Wisconsin locations: Oconomowoc, Milwaukee, Madison, Kenosha and Brown Deer. To learn more, call 800-767-4411 or visit www.rogershospital.org.