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.

Virtual Support Groups 

Virtual Family and Community Support Group

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 Alumni Support Group

Binge Eating Disorder Alumni Support Group: Every Monday | 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 | 12:00 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. 

View Virtual ERC Alumni Support Group Information 

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 email Tatum.Carter@EatingRecovery.com for the consent form and log in information.

Virtual College Student/Early Adult Support Group

Open to community members and ERC/Insight 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. 
 
If you are interested in joining the group please email Maggie.moore@eatingrecovery.com for the consent form and log in information.

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. 
 
If you are interested in joining the group please email Carol.Dworaczyk@EatingRecovery.com for the consent form and log in information.

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. 
 
If you are interested in joining the group please email alumni@ERCInsight.com for the consent form and log in information.

Virtual Addictive Behaviors Skills Group

Open to community members and ERC/Insight alumni
Every Friday | 6 p.m. ET

 
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.
 
If you are interested in joining the group please email Niki.DuBois@eatingrecovery.com for the consent form and log in information.

Virtual Clinician Connection Support Group

Open to clinical professionals
Every Tuesday at 8 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!
 
If you are interested in joining the group, please email Carol.Dworaczyk@EatingRecovery.com for the consent form and log in information.

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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