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Support Groups

Whether you are preparing for or have already had weight loss surgery, support groups are an opportunity for you to learn from others who are going through the same process. Talking to someone who understands the challenges of weight loss can be a way to to ask questions, and get support in a safe environment. Support groups are facilitated by experienced bariatric professionals who can offer education to help you during your weight loss journey. Support group meetings are free, do not require sign up, and most are open to all patients. There is one group a month that is designated as "post-op only," which are also listed on the schedule.

Locations, Dates & Topics


Memorial Hospital of Carbondale

Conference Rm DEF or C
405 W Jackson St
Carbondale, IL 62901
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Wed Oct 2, 2019 - 6:00pm - Food Addiction
Tue Oct 15, 2019 - 4:00pm - Love Yourself First

Du Quoin

Marshall Browning Hospital

900 N Washington St
Du Quoin, IL 62832
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Tue Sep 24, 2019 - 6:00pm - Mastering Mindfulness


Harrisburg Library

2 West Walnut St
Harrisburg, IL 62946
*Conference room located in the basement.  Elevator is available.
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Wed Oct 23, 2019 - 6:00pm - Power of Positive Thinking


Herrin Hospital

Conference Rm B/C
201 S 14th St
Herrin, IL 62948
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Mon Oct 7, 2019 - 10:00am - Bariatric Exercise & Wellness
Thu Oct 10, 2019 - 6:00pm - Love Yourself First* Post Surgery only*
Wed Oct 16, 2019 - 6:00pm - Bariatric Recipe Exchange
Mon Oct 21, 2019 - 10:00am - Power of Positive Thinking
Wed Oct 23, 2019 - 6:00pm - Food Labeling
Wed Oct 30, 2019 - 6:00pm - Love Yourself First

Mt. Vernon

Doubletree Inn

Wildcatter Conference Rm
222 Potomac Blvd
Mt Vernon, IL 62864
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Wed Oct 2, 2019 - 6:00pm - Love Yourself First

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Herrin Hospital