West Virginia University’s Carruth Center for Counseling and Student Health Services will combine forces to provide eating disorder screenings Feb. 14-17.Free, anonymous education booths and screenings for eating disorders will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Mountainlair and the WVU Student Health Services Center on those days.

Students and local residents are invited to take a self-test for eating disorders, listen to an educational presentation and talk one-on-one with a health professional.Referrals to treatment and support services will be made as needed.

In addition, speakers from Chestnut Ridge Hospital and the Carruth Center will present eating disorder information in the Mountainlair Ballroom on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.Several students will also share their first-hand experiences and answer audience questions.

WVU=s events are part of the National Eating Disorders Screening Program which will be conducted at approximately 1,500 sites nationwide during Eating Disorders Awareness Week.Organized by the National Mental Illness Screening Project, NEDSP is funded primarily by a grant from the McKnight Foundation in Minneapolis, Minn.