On Saturday, March 3rd, 2018, the FSU Art Therapy Association (FSU-ATA) teamed up with the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) to offer an art experience at the annual 2018 NEDA Walk. Taking place on Cascade Park, the walk aimed at raising awareness and vital funds to support the fight against eating disorders. Highlighting that eating disorders are the deadliest of all mental illnesses, it focused on inspiring others,
Walking away from stigma, and advocating the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices.
At the 2018 NEDA Walk, FSU-ATA collaborated with Better Living Solutions to invite attendees to create an “art garden” in which participants could use a range of materials to create artistic flowers to be placed in the ground and planted in a community “garden of hope.”
FSU-ATA would like to thank the National Eating Disorder Association and Better Living Solutions for allowing them to be part and bring art therapy to the event.