Changing complexion of personal image

By Amanda Hari

February 24, 2014 Updated Feb 25, 2014 at 9:11 AM EDT

Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) What do you see when you look in the mirror? Binghamton University students have a new campaign to help encourage their peers to see something positive.

The campaign was started by BU's Eating Awareness Committee and is called "U R > UR Reflection". The goal is to promote a positive self-image and shut out negative messages.

The campaign includes a video and photo collection of more than one hundred campus leaders showing the positives they see when they look in the mirror

"I see it all over," said Jocelyn Resnick, a senior at Binghamton University involved with the campaign. "It's not just necessarily what we see as an eating disorder, as anorexia or bulimia, but also disordered eating and many college students suffer."

The launch of this campaign coincides with the 27th Annual National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. According to The National Eating Disorders Association, about 30 million people will suffer from an eating disorder at some time in their lives.

Members of the campaign are encouraging students to decorate mirrors with positive messages that show what they see on the inside.

"I think focusing on positivity and really focusing on that awareness," said Resnick. "Everybody has something special and something unique to bring to the table and people need to focus on the good rather than the bad."

The event ends on Friday.

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