Linden Oaks Behavioral Health will host the 15th annual Candlelight Vigil for those affected by eating disorders on Monday, May 21 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The event, which is open to the public, will be held in the Healing Garden at Linden Oaks Behavioral Health on the campus of Edward Hospital, 801 S. Washington St. in Naperville. The theme of this year’s Vigil is “Weaving the Tapestry of Recovery”.
“The Candlelight Vigil is an opportunity for this community to gather and support each other. There is a thread that connects us all together which is why we chose this year’s theme, Weaving the Tapestry of Recovery. If we think about recovery as a tapestry, then we understand that the small threads that make the larger beautiful picture are really just small simple efforts, decisions, struggles, and accomplishments along the way.” says Erin Terada, Clinical Director, Linden Oaks Eating Disorder Program.
This event is a powerful opportunity for those in recovery to share stories, reconnect with former patients and families, and give hope to others as well as themselves. More than 300 people will gather to motivate and encourage recovery, provide support for families, to commemorate those who have lost their lives and recognize those who have recovered and survived.
The Vigil will feature speeches by recovering/recovered eating disorders patients and family members whose loved ones passed away due to eating disorders, musical performances, presentations by former Linden Oaks eating disorder program patients and a candle lighting ceremony.
For more information, contact 630-305-5027.