Northland Healthy Minds is hosting a free public viewing of a documentary to help change the conversation around food, body image and eating disorders during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.
The documentary, "Embrace," will be shown at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Minnesota Duluth in the Brian Kobilka Hall, 1049 University Drive, Room Chem 200, according to a news release from Northland Healthy Minds.
Carolyn Phelps, an eating disorder specialist in Duluth, will facilitate a discussion following the screening.
Rachel Moe, who's in recovery from an eating disorder, said talking about eating disorders is vital in addressing the issue.
"Speaking out and deepening awareness of eating disorders is crucial to create a safe environment for all people who wish to recover," Moe said.
Another person in recovery, Robyn Tomaszewski, said eating disorders aren't just about food and weight.
"Millions of people suffer from this paralyzing disease and no one should be ashamed to seek help and treatment," Tomaszewski said. "Recovery saved my life in more ways than one."
The film is intended for audiences around age 18, the news release stated.
To get to the screening, visitors should park in UMD Lot A and enter through the main doors of Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium and follow the signs.
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is Feb. 24 through March 1.