Mental Health Nonprofits Host Celebrity Athlete Panel on Eating Disorders, Body Image on April 24th

WNBA Center Imani McGee-Stafford, 12 Minute Athlete Creator Krista Stryker, Former MLB Player Mike Marjama and Choreographer Alex Little to share personal stories of mental health, self-image and healing during Rock Recovery and Breaking the Chains Foundation virtual panel event.
By: Breaking The Chains Foundation & Rock Recovery
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LOS ANGELES - April 16, 2021 - PRLog -- For many athletes and dancers, the pressure to perform at peak athletic perfection can be the start of a dangerous battle with body image and mental health issues. To address this problem, Rock Recovery and Breaking the Chains Foundation are hosting a conversation on eating disorders, mental health, and self-image with WNBA Center Imani Mcgee-Stafford, 12 Minute Athlete Creator Krista Stryker, Former MLB Player Mike Marjama and Choreographer Alex Little on April 24th at 11:00 AM PST.

All proceeds from Eating Disorders and Body Image: Inside the World of Dancers and Athletes will support individuals seeking recovery, community and healing from eating disorders through Rock Recovery and Breaking the Chains Foundation.

This 90-minute panel will include:
  • Inspirational stories of healing and recovery from celebrity athletes
  • Tips to offer support for those navigating their recovery journey
  • Light movement activities to connect to the body and create balance
  • Q & A time with speakers and therapist Elise Thibodeaux, LPC, CEDS-S
  • Chance to win a raffle prize from the sponsors below

This event is open to parents, athletes, dancers, students or any individuals 15 years or older who are interested in learning more about navigating mental health and body image through the experience of dancers and athletes. Tickets are FREE and interested participants can register on Eventbrite here.

Sponsors and raffle donors for this event are Eating Recovery Center, All Aspects Apparel, Planet Breeze, IlluminaTe Dance & Art Center and Recovery Box.

Media are invited to attend for free. For any additional questions or for a free media registration code, please email Debra Hopkins at

About Rock Recovery: Rock Recovery ( strives to reduce stigma and spread awareness around eating disorders and provides affordable and transformational resources to those struggling and their support networks. Since 2009, the organization has provided clinical therapy (serving DC, MD, VA and CA) and community support to over 500 adults and families and educated 15,000 community members to seek help for themselves or their loved ones.

About Breaking the Chains Foundation: Breaking the Chains ( is a unified global non-profit foundation using art as the process to unmask the stigma of individuals affected by eating disorders & negative body image. Creative genres like film, painting, poetry, music, and dance will inspire the global community to use art as an outlet for the darkness that lies dormant providing a bridge to recovery and serving as a prevention platform toward a healthy journey to mental and emotional wellness. One by one, hand in hand, we will champion the rediscovery of self-love, self-acceptance, and respect — sharing a healing journey that will break the chains, one link at a time.

Media Contact
Debra Hopkins - Breaking The Chains Foundation
Kristyn Soto - Rock Recovery

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