If you would like to talk to someone about your eating and body image issues, there are many resources available to you on campus and in our community.
Resources on the U-M Campus:
- Schedule an Appointment. UHS has clinicians who specialize in the treatment of individuals with eating disorders and eating concerns. You can schedule an appointment on the 2nd floor of UHS or by calling 734-764-8320. Let the scheduler know that you are seeking an eating consultation which will give you a longer appointment so you can get all your needs met and questions answered.
- Nutrition Clinic You can meet with a registered dietician to review your eating patterns and habits and get good support and information. Julie Stocks, Registered Dietician, call 734-763-3760
- Wolverine Wellness: Our health education department offers individual consultations to help you learn more about these issues and match you with the best level of support. You can also request workshops for your residence hall or student group. Kellie Carbone, MA, LMFT, Health Educator, call 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
U-M 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.
U-M 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
U-M 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.
Student Groups and Campus Coalitions:
Body-Peace Corps: Want to meet with like-minded people and do something positive about body image? Connect with this group that's passionate about promoting positive body image at U-M.
MBody is a coalition made up of UM faculty, staff, and community members that works to increase awareness and understanding of eating and body image issues at U-M.
PULSE is a student-run organization, sponsored by UHS, that promotes health in residential communities through peer interactions and programming.
The U-M Eating Disorder Task Team was convened by Dr. Royster Harper, U-M 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 the year 2000. If you'd like more information, contact UHS Wolverine Wellness at 734-763-1320.
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.
Eating Disorder League of SE Michigan is a multi-disciplinary group of health and mental health professionals who provide professional support, education, outreach, and advocacy around the treatment and prevention of body image issues and eating disorders.
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.
Want more information? Contact UHS Wolverine Wellness at 734-763-1320.