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The Ulster County Eating Disorders Coalition Hosts Free Virtual Eating Disorder Treatment Conference July 8, 2022

The Ulster County Eating Disorders Coalition (EDC) is hosting a free virtual conference aimed at widening the lens of eating disorder treatment on July 8, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

“The purpose of this conference is to educate participants on new strategies for self-talk, self-love and to walk away with a greater understanding, tools and resources for those who experience eating disorders,” says Laurel LaChance, community outreach coordinator for the Mental Health Association in Ulster County, which chairs the coalition and is one of the organizations funding the conference, along with the Ulster County Legislature and the CMHP Project Grant.

Presentations will include: “Bringing Men to the Table,” presented by Andrew Walen, founder of DUDE Mental Health; “The Power of Architect Language,” presented by Dennis Morolda, creator of the Building Men Movement and host of the Building Men Podcast; and “7 Strategies for Body Positivity,” presented by Marisa Sweeney, RDN, owner of Be Well Integrative Health Services.

The Ulster County EDC’s mission is to bring together mental health providers, physicians, dieticians, educators, persons with lived experiences and concerned citizens alike to raise awareness and understanding of eating disorders and increase resources for advocacy, education, prevention and training in Ulster County and the greater Hudson Valley.

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