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MU Mental Health Initiative 2019: Disordered Eating Panel Discussion: Finding Help

This guide serves to promote the MU Mental Health Initiative, a partnership between MU Libraries, MU Counseling Center, and MU Women's Center, the Don't Call Me Crazy Series.



Disordered Eating Panel Discussion Statistics

Disordered Eating Panel Discussion Statistics


  • Live feed setup, lasted 1 hour 24 minutes.
  • 18 MDS abstract views (does not show how many users viewed the video)
  • 1 MDS downloads
  • 5 Questions submitted through Anonymous questions link
  • 9 live attendance (includes staff, speakers, attendees)
  • Peak live viewers: 8
  • 63% of viewers were not followers of MU Libraries
  • 27% of views came from shared links to the original post
  • 502 total minutes viewed
  • 719 people were reached by the post
  • 371 people viewed the video
  • 44 total reactions including 18 likes, 13 loves, 7 comments, 6 shares

Disordered Eating Resources


Community, State, and National Resources


WVU Disordered Eating Center of Charleston

DECC is an interprofessional outpatient treatment program that provides services for youth and adults with disordered eating, including clinical eating disorders. Team members include psychologists, social workers, a registered dietician, and physicians specializing in adolescent medicine, psychiatry, and internal medicine. The DECC team meets weekly to discuss the progress of individuals receiving treatment and to review current research on the treatment of disordered eating. 


Eating Disorder Hope

Eating Disorder Hope™ offers education, support, and inspiration to eating disorder sufferers, their loved ones, and eating disorders treatment providers. Eating Disorder Hope resources include articles on eating disorder treatment options, support groups, recovery tools and more. Whether an individual struggles with bulimia, anorexia, body image distortion, or binge-eating disorders, Eating Disorder Hope™ can help.

NEDA: National Eating Disorder Association

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

National Eating Disorder Week February 25, 2019 - March 3, 2019

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders.Eating disorders are widely misunderstood illnesses and support options are often inaccessible. As a result, too many people are left feeling helpless, hopeless, and frightened. Through our programs and services, NEDA raises awareness, builds communities of support and recovery, funds research, and puts life-saving resources into the hands of those in need. Call the hotline at: (800) 931-2237, for crisis situations text: 741741, or use the NEDA chat feature:

Find treatment and support groups:

NEDA brochures:


Disordered Eating Panel Discussion

Disordered Eating Panel Discussion: Finding Help

​February 21, 2019, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. DL 349



Kelli Williams: Dr. Kelli Williams is a Registered Dietitian with over twenty years of experience promoting a healthy lifestyle related to food and nutrition.  Most of her current work surrounds managing childhood obesity and teaching children early to adopt a healthy relationship with food.  However, she also continues to see disordered eating clients in her private practice and has had experience working with disordered eating patients in an inpatient setting.


Dr. Candace Layne, EdD, ALPS, LPC, NCC,  has served as Director of Marshall University’s Counseling Center since June 2018. Candace received her Doctorate of Education Degree (EdD) from Argosy University in 2013, her MA in Mental Health Counseling from Marshall University in 2006, and her BA in Psychology in 2004, also from Marshall University. Candace is licensed in the state of West Virginia as an Approved Licensed Professional Supervisor and a Licensed Professional Counselor.      Candace also has national counseling certification as a National Certified Counselor, and has over 12 years of counseling experience in many different counseling and human service environments.


 Dr. James Bailes graduated from the Pediatrics in 1990. Dr. Bailes works in Huntington, WV and specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism and Pediatrics. Dr. Bailes is affiliated with Cabell Huntington Hospital.  He has been in practice for over 25 years.


Alicia Lewis Kiss: Alicia Lewis is a 28-year-old pastry chef, and cosplayer from Charleston, WV. As a long-time binge eater, and chronic emotional eater, she grew up struggling with body imagine and her weight. Free having the gastric sleeve two years ago and losing 185 pounds, she went from binge eating, to body dysmorphia. After months of therapy, she is finally coming around to her new body, and new outlook on life.


Dr. Kristina Bryant-Melvin is psychiatrist who specializes in outpatient child and adolescent psychiatry and eating disorders.


Brittany Chapman: My name is Brittany Chapman, known to most as ConMom, Jo, or Brit. I'm 32 years old I've struggled with my weight since I was 6-7 years old. I've been bullied over it since the first day of Kindergarten.  It's led me down the road to depression and a love hate relationship with food. I loved it, it comforted me, but I hated how I felt eating it. That was the beginning of the binge and purge cycle. I'd gorge on food and gorge, go to the bathroom, and force myself to puke, then go back and eat more. Mix that in with Bipolar depression with GAD and DID, it was a rough life. I've sought counseling, and found an incredible support network which has helped me over come everything.