NEWCOPE's mission is:
To provide students with support through resources and information as well as promoting awareness on issues related to eating disorders, weight, and body image.
NEWCOPE is an anonymous and confidential peer counseling group. NEWCOPE is here to respond to your concerns while respecting your privacy. When you contact NEWCOPE, you reach a staff of peer counselors who are trained to listen and provide resources based upon your needs. Any NEWCOPE member you talk to won't ask your name or reveal your name if you choose to share it. Nothing you say goes beyond NEWCOPE unless your concern involves the threat of physical harm to yourself or someone else. We maintain anonymity and confidentiality to ensure that your questions and concerns are always welcome.
9 Tips for Living Healthy:1. Variety is the spice of life.
If we all looked the same, life would be boring. Get into the uniqueness of you!
2. Appreciate you body.
Reestablish a positive relationship with your body. Your body is the most valuable asset you will ever have. Learn to appreciate your body for what it can do, not what it looks like.
3. Pamper your body.
Take a long hot bath and soothe yourself or get a massage!
4. Exercise appropriately.
Studies have shown that people who participate in moderate exercise feel more connected and better about their bodies.
5. You really can't judge a book by it's cover.
Although it may feel that way, your appearance is not your entire identity.
6. Surround yourself with support.
Stick with people who value you for who you are and not just what you look like.
7. Throw away the scale.
Constant weighing usually leads to a negative experience that leads to dissatisfaction and obsession.
8. Meal time can be family and friends time :)
Studies have shown that people who eat with their families have a lower occurrence of eating disorders. Eating together also provides a time to socialize while modeling appropriate eating behaviors.
9. Be the best role model possible!
Those around you all have the same pressures from the media and their peers that you do, keeping a postivie attitude not only helps you, but those around you too.