Course Detail: WELL-9230 - World Mental Health Day 2023

Join us on Friday, Oct. 13 for World Mental Health Day. This year's focus is on clients' relationship with food, diet culture, and disordered eating. Our event, sponsored by The Kankakee County Mental Health Council and Kankakee Community College, will provide the latest practices for addressing these issues and factors that contribute to eating disorders. Learn about the connections between disordered eating and other mental health conditions like anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Register now to attend and gain insights on how to best support mental health in your community.

Learning Objectives

  •  Participants will be able to list mental health issues related to eating
  •  Participants will be able to explain the latest best practices working with clients regarding their relationship with food, diet culture, disordered eating  and other mental health issues related to these subjects.

Meet the Presenter

Emily LaVoie is a Certified Eating Psychology Coach. She is the owner of a virtual private practice, where she works with clients globally to transform their relationships with food through the evidence-based practices of Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating.
Emily will be discussing eating disorders - a serious & deadly mental illness. In addition to statistics, Emily will discuss factors that contribute to their development, as well as the connection of eating disorders to other mental health conditions, such as body dysmorphia, anxiety, depression, PTSD, obsessive compulsive disorder, and the connection of eating disorders and socio-economic status. Emily will provide essential evidence regarding the need for more awareness and screening and the prevalence of anti-fat bias in healthcare and the changes needed to provide better treatment to people in all body sizes.


Conference Schedule

  8:00 am - check in
  8:30 am - Introductions/Morgan Award presentation
  9:00 am - Emily LaVoie presentation
10:30 am - 15-minute break
10:45 am - Presentation
12:30 pm - End of presentation/attendance raffle prizes


Continuing Education

Upon successful completion, 3.5 contact hours will be awarded to nurses, counselors, social workers and dieticians.


The Kankakee County Mental Health Council and Kankakee Community College

 Session Information: 2023FA.WELL-9230.001

Schedule: Every day, starting on 10/13/23 and ending on 10/13/23
Only 14 days left to register!
Times: 08:30am-12:30pm CDT


Name Additional Resources
Emily LaVoie

Facility Detail

Riverfront Campus
100 College Drive
Kankakee, IL 60901