Young adults and college students are especially vulnerable to the onset of eating disorders.
- 91% of women surveyed on a college campus had attempted to control their weight through dieting. 22% dieted “often” or “always.”*
- 95% of those who have eating disorders are between the ages of 12 and 25+
Knowing that a person’s young adult and college years can be challenging OEDA has created presentations, and programs to help equip students with the tools they need to thrive mentally and physically during this season of life.
Partnering with Oklahoma City University’s counseling department we have provided monthly discussions centered on topics of true wellness and identity free from appearance and weight.
If you are interested in having programming on your campus, or having a speaker attend a class/event please fill out our speaker request form.
* Shisslak, C.M., Crago, M., & Estes, L.S. (1995). The Spectrum of Eating Disturbances. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 18 (3): 209-219.
+ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), The Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), offices of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.