Online Support Groups

To best care for our alumni, families and community during this time, we are not currently offering in-person support groups at our centers. However, we recognize the importance of connecting with community and support systems during difficult times, and are working to offer additional free, trained facilitator-led, online support groups for both alumni and family / community members. Please check this page often for our current offerings.

So that we can offer virtual resources to as many ECR/Insight alumni and community members as possible, we are asking that you attend only one ERC/Insight virtual support group per week. We are also capping attendance to 15 people at each virtual support group. That means the virtual support groups are first-come, first-served.

Download the virtual support group flyer, which includes a current daily schedule of online groups. 

Virtual Alumni Support Group

Binge Eating Disorder Alumni Support Group 1: Every Monday | 7:15 p.m. ET


Binge Eating Disorder Alumni Support Group 2: Every Tuesday | 7:15 p.m. ET


Eating Disorder Alumni Support Group 1: Every Tuesday | 8:00 p.m. ET


Eating Disorder Alumni Support Group 2: Every Monday | 7:30 p.m. ET


Eating Disorder Alumni Support Group 3: Every Tuesday | 7:00 p.m. ET


Join fellow ERC alumni for support, education, and connection in navigating the twists and turns of recovery. Participation in the groups is online and there is no cost to attend. Participants are asked to commit to attending for six weeks to make full use of the group, and you can start at any time. Please note, the groups are a supplemental support and are not a replacement for eating disorder treatment, therapy, or medical advice. To participate, register for the support group that best fits your needs and schedule via the links above. Contact us at Alumni@ERCInsight.com with any questions you may have.
 

Mental Health Support Group for People of Color

Open to community members and ERC/insight alumni (Adults, 18+)
Every Monday at 7:00 p.m. ET




As we listen and learn what our community needs through these trying times, this support group is intended as a closed space designated for BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) where attendees can feel supported without having to explain themselves. This peer support group will provide support for the unique mental health challenges that individuals in this group may be facing. This support group will be run weekly, on an ongoing basis. Please note, the group is a supplemental support and is not a replacement for higher levels of care, therapy, or medical advice. 

Please email Tatum.Carter@ercinsight.com with any questions you may have about the group.​​
 

Virtual LGBTQ+ Midday Eating Disorder & Body Image Support Group

Open to community members and ERC/insight alumni (Adults, 18+)
Every Monday at 12pm EST



 
The virtual LGBTQ+ Midday Eating Disorder Support Group is an opportunity for ERC alumni and community members to receive midday support in a group (remove) within a safe space for those who identify as a part of the LGBTQ+ community. This group is open to anyone who identifies as LGBTQ+ and that is seeking eating disorder (Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating and other disordered eating issues) recovery & body image support. We will provide peer support for the unique challenges that individuals in this group may be facing. Please note, the group is a supplemental support and is not a replacement for higher levels of care, therapy, or medical advice. 
 
Please email Samantha.Lach@ERCInsight.com with any questions you may have about the group.
 

Virtual Clinician Connection Support Group

Open to clinical professionals
Every Wednesday at 2 p.m. EDT 




This group is a safe and supportive space for clinical professionals to recharge. You can share your feelings, ask questions, and connect with other clinicians who are going through similar challenges.  This group is not intended for case consultation. It is simply a peer support group where you can process your experience. This is your chance to practice good selfcare!
 
Please email Carol.Dworaczyk@EatingRecovery.com with any questions you may have.
 

Virtual Family & Community Support Group - For Loved Ones of Adults

Every Thursday | 8 p.m. ET

Join fellow caregivers and family members for a weekly Internet Support Group offering support, education about eating disorders, and connection with other individuals with shared experiences. Participation in the group is online, free, and open to anyone supporting someone with an eating disorder. Participants can attend as often as they would like with no pressure to attend group every time. A four week commitment is encouraged. Please note, the group is a supplemental support for families and it is not a replacement for eating disorder treatment, therapy, or medical advice.

View Virtual Family Support Group Information 
 

Virtual Family & Community Support Group - For Loved Ones of Children & Adolescents

Every Wednesday | 8:15 p.m. ET

Join fellow caregivers and family members who are supporting a child or adolescent with an eating disorder! This weekly Virtual Support Group is a great way to connect with others, receive support and get resources about eating disorders. Participation in the group is online, free, and open to anyone supporting a child/adolescent with an eating disorder. Participants can attend as often as they would like with no pressure to attend group every time. Please note, the group is a supplemental support for families, and it is not a replacement for eating disorder treatment, therapy, or medical advice.

 

Virtual Midday Eating Disorder Support Group

Open to community members and ERC/Insight alumni (Adults, 18+)
Every Tuesday | 1 p.m. ET



 
Virtual Midday Eating Disorder Support Group is an opportunity for alumni and community members to receive midday support in a virtual group setting. This group is open to anyone seeking eating disorder (Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating and other disordered eating issues) recovery support. Please note, the group is a supplemental support and is not a replacement for higher levels of care, therapy, or medical advice. 
 
If you are interested in joining the group, please be sure to download and fill out the downloadable consent form on the registration page. Contact Tatum.Carter@EatingRecovery.com with questions. 
 

Virtual College Student/Early Adult Support Group

Open to community members and ERC alumni
Every Thursday | 2 p.m. ET



 
Since many college students are at home due to COVID-19, we are offering a support group and safe space for college students/early adults to come together and talk about what’s going on. Topics discussed will include general mental health coping skills, ways to cope during transition and change, food and health anxiety and mindfulness skills. This group is open to anyone – alumni and community members. Please note, the group is a supplemental support and is not a replacement for higher levels of care, therapy, or medical advice. 
 
Please email Maggie.moore@eatingrecovery.com with any questions you may have.
 

Virtual Anxiety and Depression Support Group 

Open to community members and ERC/Insight alumni
Every Wednesday | 8 p.m. ET



 
This group is a friendly, safe and supportive place for alumni and community members to share information and experiences. You can connect with other people experiencing anxiety and depression and related disorders, ask questions, and learn tools to care for yourself and others. Please note, the group is a supplemental support and is not a replacement for higher levels of care, therapy, or medical advice. 
 
Please email Carol.Dworaczyk@EatingRecovery.com with any questions you may have.
 

Virtual Insight Alumni Anxiety and Depression Support Group 

Open to ERC/Insight alumni (Adults 18+)
Every Wednesday | 7 p.m. ET


Join fellow Insight Mood and Anxiety alumni for support, education, and connection in navigating the twists and turns of recovery. Participation in the groups is online and there is no cost to attend. Participants are asked to commit to attending for six weeks to make full use of the group, and you can start at any time. Please note, the groups are a supplemental support and are not a replacement for eating disorder treatment, therapy, or medical advice. 
 
Please email alumni@ERCInsight.com with any questions you may have.
 

Virtual Addictive Behaviors Skills Group

Open to community members and ERC/Insight alumni
Every Friday | 5:15 p.m. CT



 
The Virtual Addictive Behaviors Skills Groups is an opportunity for alumni and community members to have space to discuss the challenges of navigating multiple diagnoses and how to use skills to reduce urges to use helpful coping mechanisms. Please note, the group is a supplemental support and is not a replacement for higher levels of care, therapy, or medical advice.
 
Please email Niki.DuBois@eatingrecovery.com with any questions you may have.
 

Stronger Together: Support for Binge Eating Recovery  

Open to community members and ERC alumni
Every Wednesday | 5:15 p.m. ET




Overcoming Overeating Support Group is an opportunity for alumni and community members to receive support in a virtual group setting. This group is open to anyone seeking eating disorder (Binge Eating and other realted disordered eating issues) recovery support. Please note, the group is a supplemental support and is not a replacement for higher levels of care, therapy, or medical advice.

Please email Niki.DuBois@eatingrecovery.com with any questions you amy have. 
 

Virtual Eating Disorder Support Group  

Open to community members and ERC alumni 
Every Wednesday | 7 p.m. ET

This is a welcoming support group for individuals of any gender looking for eating disorder recovery support. Friends, family and support people are also welcome to attend. Topics are determined by participants but may include prioritizing recovery, coping skills, healthy support systems, self-care, body image, motivation, relapse prevention, and more. Guidelines for group will be reviewed at the start of every session to ensure it remains a safe and recovery-focused space for people to gather. Please note, the group is a supplemental support and is not a replacement for higher levels of care, therapy, or medical advice.
 
Please email kclemmer@eatingrecovery.com with any questions you may have. Please note, registration for this group is currently closed. 

Additional Online Support Groups 

If the ERC | Insight online support groups are ever full or you are unable to attend at the days or times offered, you can find additional online support group options through some of our trusted partners: National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD); Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA), and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

 

 
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