An estimated 5 million people in the US have serious eating disorders. 90-95% of those are women, and men are being affected at increasing rates. College-age students are particularly vulnerable to eating disorders and body image dissatisfaction due to the societal pressure to conform to fashion and beauty-industry standards of thinness.
What is BODY IMAGE? It can most simply be described as the feelings we have about our own physical form, how we think we look, and how think others see us. It typically fluctuates, changing with our mood, physical health, age, and the current state of our relationships.
If you are struggling with your body image or with your relationship with food, you are not alone, and there is help available.
The Counseling Center is prepared and ready to address any and all of these concerns with you. Counseling is free and confidential for all Cabrini students. The Counseling Center is located in Founder's Hall, room 95, and open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with walk-in hours from noon to 1 p.m.
Please visit our website at www.cabrini.edu/counseling for more information about our Body Image Coalition.