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Anonymous Mental Health Self-Assessments

 

February 23 - March 1  Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Anonymous Self-Assessments and Treatment Information Available at Northeast State Blountville
Subway Courtyard 10:00 - 1:30 pm, on March 5, 2014
After completing the self-assessment, students will be able to talk to a mental health professional and receive treatment information.
 

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.

If you suspect you may have an eating disorder, you can take one of our free, anonymous online screenings that will give you a better sense of whether that's the case. Simply go to Northeast State Online Screenings – it doesn't take long at all. While the screenings are not diagnostic, they will leave you better informed and clear on whether a visit to a clinician is warranted.

How do you know when there is cause for concern? Look for the following warning signs from Eating Recovery Center, which may indicate an eating disorder. 

Warning Signs of Anorexia Nervosa 

  • Dramatic weight loss; a preoccupation with weight, food, calories, fat grams and dieting; denying hunger. 
  • Frequent comments about feeling “fat” or overweight despite weight loss and withdrawal from usual friends and activities. 
  • Development of food rituals and excuses to avoid mealtimes or situations involving food. An excessive, rigid exercise regimen - despite weather, fatigue, illness or injury. 

Warning Signs of Bulimia Nervosa 

  • Evidence of binge-eating, including disappearance of large amounts of food in short periods of time and evidence of purging behaviors, including frequent trips to the bathroom after meals, signs and/or smells of vomiting and presence of laxatives or diuretics. 
  • Creation of complex lifestyle schedules or rituals to make time for binge-and-purge sessions and/or an excessive, rigid exercise regimen - despite weather, fatigue, illness or injury. 
  • Unusual swelling of the cheeks or jaw area, a discoloration or staining of the teeth, and/or calluses on the back of the hands and knuckles from self-induced vomiting. 

 Additional information: 

 Eating Disorders in College - Eating Recovery Center  

 Eating Disorders, Depression, and Anxiety - Rogers Memorial Hospital 

Northeast State Student Services Resources to help you:  

 Northeast State Counseling and Testing Services  

 Northeast State Health Services  

 

More Online Screenings:

  Have you been…

            Feeling sad or empty?
            Drinking more than planned?
            Alternating between feeling high and low?
            Very afraid of gaining weight?
            Worrying too much?
            Deeply troubled by a traumatic event?

Take an anonymous mental health self-assessment by clicking Free Online Self-Test.

*** If the link above takes you to a login screen, please return to this page and right-click on the link. Select either Open in New Window or Open in New Tab to allow the Free Online Self-Test page to open. ***
 
You will receive immediate feedback and a list of local community resources for follow-up. Access is available 24 hours a day, from any location. This is a program of Screening for Mental Health, Inc. (SMH), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the improvement of mental health by providing the public with education, screening, and treatment resources.

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