Alumni and Family Support
Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center's Community Outreach Liaison are dedicated to supporting alumni and their family members throughout their mental health journey. The overall goal is to provide you, and your support team, with the resources needed to aid in your mental health journey. This is done through periodic follow up phone calls/emails, community events, online resources and support groups.
Eating Recovery Center offers email communications from our Community Outreach Liaison Team, all of which highlight different resources including virtual support groups, upcoming events, blogs, Mental Note podcast and additional hands-on practical tools. This entire team is dedicated to working with both patients and their families, ensuring you continue to have supportive touchpoints after you discharge from treatment. Whether you need words of encouragement or referrals for outpatient treatment, our team is here to support you.
Community Outreach Liaison Team
Your Community Outreach Liaison is your point of contact to access all the resources ERC Pathlight has in place for you and your support team. Feel free to reach out to them anytime at [email protected].
Ellie Pike LinkSenior Manager, Alumni, Family and Community OutreachEllie Pike is the Sr. Manager of Alumni/Family/Community Outreach at ERC & Pathlight Behavioral Health Centers. Over the years ...READ MORE
Cara Spagnola Link
Cara SpagnolaCommunity Outreach Liaison | Midwest RegionCara has over 10 years of experience working with children and families in a variety of settings. She learned along the way that ...READ MORE
Katie Bendel Link
Katie BendelCommunity Outreach Liaison | South RegionKatie believes that recovery and wellness are best developed and reinforced by community with others, and connection to our core ...READ MORE
Tatum Carter Link
Tatum CarterCommunity Outreach Liaison | West RegionTatum earned her Master’s of Marriage of Family Therapy degree from Northcentral University and believes that it takes a ...READ MORE
Zeina Wu Link
Zeina WuCommunity Outreach Liaison | East RegionZeina is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Eating Disorder Dietitian. She graduated from North Carolina State University with ...READ MORE
Emma Boillotat Link
Emma BoillotatAlumni & Family Liaison | Mountain RegionEmma believes in the power of community above all else. She believes that healing and recovery can occur and flourish with the ...READ MORE
Caring for You in Recovery
Our Community Outreach Liaison Team believes in you - and your support system. We are here to provide you with the tools you need to continue on your road toward recovery. We know that it won't always be perfect - but also that you are strong and deserving of a life of light and love. We are also here to provide your family and caregivers with the tools they need to support you, from education and webinars, to articles and support groups created just for the support people of loved ones in treatment.
Resources for Alumni
Eating Recovery Center is committed to walking with you throughout your mental health journey. View our resources to help educate, support and inspire you, your family and your loved ones.
Having that validation 'You've changed as a person' from your treatment team was so cool to receive.
Eating Disorder Support Groups
Eating Recovery Center offers free, trained facilitator-led, support groups for those struggling with eating disorders (including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and other disordered eating issues). ERC also offers some support groups for families and community members. These support groups provide support, resources and education on eating disorder treatment and recovery.
Events for Alumni
Join us for events and support groups created to help provide you with encouragement and support on your path toward recovery.
ERC helped me begin to see my value as a woman outside of my body and race. They helped me see that I was enough no matter what others said or did. Not only did my body undergo a beautiful transformation in treatment, but so did my heart and mind.
A select group of ERC alumni and family members have been invited to serve on our Recovery Ambassador Council. Our Council members have come forward to share their personal recovery story as a way to help destigmatize and normalize eating disorders and mental health issues. These passionate members speak from the heart and inspire hope for full recovery.
Members of the Recovery Ambassador Council are available for speaking opportunities in education settings and to various audiences.
In Loving Memory
The ERC Pathlight family honors former RAC member, Andy. We lost Andy due to an unexpected medical emergency.
Andy was a fantastic artist, a dedicated family man, thoughtful human, and genuine and gentle soul. He always had a wisdom about him, keeping life in perspective.
Andy was passionate about raising awareness for eating disorder and mental health treatment. He embraced his recovery journey and enjoyed connecting with others.
We remember Andy with love.
Say It Brave
Say It Brave is an inclusive community dedicated to fostering connection, providing free resources, and ending mental health stigma. We believe that sharing your truth in a safe space, or “Saying It Brave” is essential to healing.
Mental Note Podcast
We are excited to share with you Mental Note, our Eating Recovery Center & Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center podcast that highlights both the work and the beauty of mental health recovery. Our stories span a variety of mental illness struggles and we introduce you to relatable personalities with in-depth conversations into how they chose health amidst daunting illnesses. At the end of it all, this podcast provides hope that recovery is possible—and worth it. We hope you find are inspired by these real-life stories. Enjoy!
Love Your Tree
An arts-based program for people of all ages focused on cultivating self-compassion, body acceptance and positive mental well-being through creativity, community connection, and self-reflection.
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