Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2015-02-20

Eating disorders will be the topic of a panel discussion at Samford University Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 7 p .m. in Brock Forum, located in Dwight Beeson Hall. The public is invited free of charge.

Specialists on the topic will discuss dangers of dieting, the media’s impact on body image and how to help a friend who is struggling with an eating disorder. A question and answer session will follow.

Panelists are Rich Yoakum, LPC, director of counseling services at Samford; and Anna Stanley, Suzanne Pirkle and Alice Churnock, founders of the Re*Vive program at Birmingham’s Covenant Counseling and Education Center.

The panel discussion and additional events on Ben Brown Plaza during the day on Tuesday are planned as part of Eating Disorder Awareness Week.