New Directions for Women, Inc.
Out of an initial focus group, the interns compiled a list of health related topics
which the women wanted to learn more about, and presented them in interactive and
informative ways. 'Hot topics' included menopause, mental health and mental disorders,
and obesity and nutrition. A continuing theme throughout the summer was teaching
the women to be their own health advocates. In addition, the interns encouraged regular
journal writing to provide a medium of expression and processing throughout the women's
journey to recovery.