If you think you may have an eating disorder, you're far from alone. Hundreds of thousands of students on America's college campuses exhibit one or more symptoms of eating disorders. Female and male.
There are different reasons why eating disorders happen, and different forms they can take (bulimia, anorexia, over-eating, over-exercising etc.). But the one thing they all have in common is that they can have very serious consequences – not just for your studies but for your physical and mental wellbeing.
In addition to abnormal eating and weight issues, people with eating disorders have an increased risk of developing other psychiatric illnesses. Studies show that depression occurs in up to 50 percent of people with eating disorders and appears to be strongly linked to the abnormal eating behavior.
If you suspect you may have an eating disorder, you can take one of our free online or in person screenings that will give you a better sense of whether that's the case. Counseling Services is offering screenings at our table in the CUB on Thursday February 27th from 10am to 1pm or confidential online at http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/Gettysburg
A screening will help you to better understand your mental health and whether it might be in your best interest to seek help.