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The Renfrew Center’s Virtual SAGE Patient Support Group

The Renfrew Center is pleased to offer our weekly Virtual SAGE (Sexuality and Gender Equality) Support Group, available across the country for all levels of care.

In this group we provide a safe, nurturing, and empowering environment to enhance the eating disorder recovery experience, tailored for patients who are members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

This setting is intended to be an affirming environment to process body image and identity concerns, in addition to relationships and other challenges, through a trauma-informed lens. We focus on strengths and resilience in this forum where patients are encouraged to discuss their eating disorder issues, and how those intersect with gender identity, sexual orientation and feelings of marginalization.

The following themes that can hinder eating disorder recovery are discussed:

  • Societal pressures
  • Fluidity in identity
  • Intersectionalities
  • Gender expression
  • Relationships
  • Exploration & questioning

For more information, please call 1-800-RENFREW (736-3739).

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