On Friday, March 3, from 9-10:30 a.m., the WSHA Behavioral Health team will host “It’s Not About the Food: Eating Disorder Myths, Misconceptions, and Strategies for Prevention” in honor of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.
Eating disorders are one of the most misunderstood diagnoses in behavioral health, and this lack of understanding is particularly distressing because eating disorders have the second-highest mortality rate of all behavioral health conditions, surpassed only by opioid use disorder.
In this virtual education event, we will learn about the basics of eating disorders, examine the ways media and culture shape beliefs about body type, discuss the impact of weight stigma in health care, and identify practical strategies for support and prevention. This event is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP17702 for 1.5 Contact Hours. Please register here and reach out to Assistant Director of Behavioral Health Brittany Weiner at BrittanyW@wsha.org with any questions. (Brittany Weiner)