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The Southern Illinoisan

Written by: Kamaria Harmon
Published by: The Southern Illinoisan 

The Southern Illinoisan

Renfrew Center to host 10 free virtual events for World Mental Health Day

The Renfrew Center, a national foundation with facilities that offer treatments for women battling eating disorders, will host 10 different virtual events to recognize World Mental Health Day. 

Gari Matsey, a site director at The Renfrew Center in Chicago, worked with her team to organize the free programs to spread awareness for mental health. 

“We are kind of really making it a big initiative for us just to spread awareness. We are the first residential eating disorder treatment facility for women,” Matsey said. “We just really decided that it’s something that we wanted to dig into.”

The Renfrew Center has offered similar programs to the ones that will be available Monday. 

“These events will be virtual. Some of them will include things like a live Instagram hosted by one of our professional counselors, and professional relations managers, Ashley Vicari,” Matsey said. “We will have some tutorials for folks like, [on] how to track your emotions, we’ll be offering a virtual yoga class, and some discussions on the importance of mental health awareness and education.”

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