Unpacking Weight Stigma for Larger Bodies

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Weight stigma describes the negative biases, attitudes, and behavior towards people based on their weight and size. This stigma is held up by social expectations that tell us how we should eat and look, and that we will be accepted if our bodies look a certain way. This stigma impacts both the physical and mental health of people with larger bodies.

In this group, we will meet weekly for a brief introduction on a particular dynamic of weight stigma, and then group members can explore how the topic shows up in their lives and impacts them. Members can receive support from others who understand their experiences and can gain new perspectives and tools. This virtual group will meet Tuesdays from 11 am-12 pm from 3/26/24 to 5/14/24. A pre-group interview is required to join the group. 


Please call 512-471-3366 or email eap@austin.utexas.edu to schedule your appointment and find out more.