Buffalo, New York (PressExposure) May 23, 2007 -- CampusCalm.com, a new web site that features stress and time management tips for high-achieving high school and college students, refuses to take advertisements that damage studentsâ body image.
âTodayâs students face enormous pressure to be perfect at everything â from their perfect grades to their flawless bodies,â said Maria Pascucci, a 28-year-old web entrepreneur and founder of Campus Calm. âCampus Calm believes itâs both hypocritical and irresponsible to run an article about the importance of body acceptance alongside an advertisement for weight loss pills.â She added, âThat is why we will not accept those kinds of advertisements on our site.â
According to US estimates from The National Institute of Mental Health, between 5 and 10 million girls and women and 1 million boys and men suffer from eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, or other associated dietary conditions. âCampus Calm is eager to partner with progressive advertisers who realize that they CAN find creative ways to sell their products without selling out our readers and making them feel bad about their bodies and their lives in the process,â added Pascucci.
At http://www.campuscalm.com, students, parents and educators can find free resources to download, a blog, interviews with experts, a free biweekly newsletter and other advice. Pascucci is also developing a line of information products to help students with anxiety, depression, insomnia and body image issues using her own personal experience.
Campus Calmâs mission is to help high achieving high school and college students find balance, reduce stress, increase self-confidence and get out of the studentsâ state of perpetual overwhelm â all before they leave their academic years behind. For more information about advertising opportunities with Campus Calm and to sign up to receive the Campus Calm Connections newsletter, please visit http://www.campuscalm.com.
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