Resources for Eating Disorders and Body Image
On this page:
- UM campus assessment, counseling and treatment providers
- UM campus initiatives and support
- Other local resources
- Recommended books
- Online resources
- Want more information?
- Schedule an Appointment. Clinicians who treat individuals with eating disorders and eating concerns: Laura Bowshier, MD and Saima Goraya, MD
- Nutrition Clinic (Julie Stocks, Registered Dietician) 734-763-3760
- Health Promotion and Community Relations 734-763-1320
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
3100 Michigan Union
Free, confidential services for UM students including:
- Free online screening for eating disorders (go to CAPS, choose Common Concerns, then Eating Concerns, then Eating Disorder Screening)
- Eating patterns assessment with a qualified professional
- Counseling on body image and self-esteem
- Short-term therapy for individuals or couples
- Referrals for additional help
UM Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program
734-232-7531, or toll-free 877-475-6688
1540 East Hospital DriveLevel 5, Reception B
"Individualized, compassionate, evidence-based care for patients age 8-24 with eating disorders." (Patients pay fee-for-service or use billable insurance.)
UM Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP)
1009 Greene Street
Free, confidential services for staff, faculty and their immediate family members including:
- Short-term counseling services on personal, emotional, family and work place issues
- Critical incident, trauma and grief counseling
- Educational presentations on a variety of emotional and mental health topics
UM Psychological Clinic
530 Church Street, Suite 2463
"Affordable, confidential assessment, counseling, and treatment with specialty services for anxiety, couples' therapy, and adult ADHD and Learning Disabilities." Accepts some insurance plans including Premier Care and GradCare, offers sliding-fee scale.
Body-Peace Corps: Want to do something positive about body image? Connect with this group that's passionate about promoting positive body image at UM.
Eating Issues Network (EIN) is comprised of clinicians from UHS and CAPS and the UHS registered dietician, all of whom treat patients struggling with eating disorders and eating concerns. Clinicians collaborate to provide comprehensive, multi-disciplinary care.
PULSE (Peers Utilizing Leadership Skills for Education) is a student-run organization sponsored by UHS. PULSE promotes health in residential communities through peer interactions and programming.
The UM Eating Disorder Task Team was convened by Dr. Royster Harper, UM Vice President of Student Affairs. The task team researched eating issues at the UM and resources available to students struggling with these concerns. The task team reported their findings in 2000. If you'd like more information, contact UHS Health Promotion and Community Relations at 734-763-1320.
Residential Dining Services (RDS) offers information and support to students living in campus residence halls and communities.
Center for Eating Disorders is a local non-profit organization that provides education, support, prevention and treatment services to people struggling with eating disorders and related issues.
Recommended books: Recommended Books on Eating Disorders and Body Image
About-Face equips women and girls with tools to understand and resist harmful media images that affect self-esteem and body image.
Eating Disorder Professional League of Michigan is a multi-disciplinary group of health and mental health professionals collaborating to network and to provide professional peer support, education, outreach and advocacy concerning the treatment and prevention of eating disorders. The website lists local eating disorder treatment providers.
Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center is an international organization offering a comprehensive database of eating disorder treatment professionals.
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) provides information about eating disorders and advocacy, sponsors support groups, and makes referrals by hotline and email. They also offer information in Spanish.
National Eating Disorders Association offers educational materials and prevention programs and sponsors Eating Disorders Awareness Week.
Men with Eating Disorders provides information and resources for and about men with eating disorders.
Body Image provides information and links.
MEDLINE Plus is the National Library of Medicine's comprehensive eating disorders website.
Largesse: The Network for Size Esteem provides resources, information and educational handouts related to weight and body image.