Thanks for tuning into our Podcast: Mental Note
We are excited to share with you Mental Note, our ERC 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.

Meet the Host!
Ellie is a joyful gal who loves to spend time traveling, doing yoga, painting, and meeting new people. She spends her days working with patients, alumni and families of Eating Recovery Center and Insight Behavioral Health. In addition, she is a Licensed Professional Counselor and an Adjunct Professor. Ellie is curious about the world and people’s stories, and is excited to bring them to you through this podcast! 

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Episode 1: Nicole's Story

Meet Nicole and get to know her through some snapshots! Her story is featured on the first Mental Note podcast episode and she's sure to inspire hope for anyone's life journey. 


Episode 2 - At Any Age

Kelli's life seemed perfect from the outside : mother of two, active in church, a successful career, and loving husband. However, her story is a little more complicated than that.  Listen below to hear more.

Episode 3 - Drag Queen Wisdom

Life for someone like Eric Dorsa can look pretty fabulous. He’s one of San Antonio's hottest drag queens, his TED talk has been viewed over 240,000 times, and he has a host of people who love and support him daily.

Yet, getting to this place proved far from easy. Along the way he had to grapple with a life threatening eating disorder, drug and alcohol abuse, and an underlying self hatred that continually thwarted the life he longed to live.


Episode 4 - Gorge

How often do you associate binge eating with trekking to the top of the highest peak in Africa? We thought so... Join us as we talk with Kara Richardson Whitely, author of the book Gorge, about her lifelong journey towards recovery from Binge Eating Disorder and it's ramifications in her life. She'll take us from the roots of her disorder, all the way up to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro as we dig into this highly misunderstood disease.



Episode 5: Up From "Down Under"

Robyn Cruze lived an adventurous life to say the least--an actor from an early age, she's chased big dreams, failed in even bigger ways, and not only survived but has discovered a fullness of life she never thought possible. Her journey teaches us about the comorbidity between substance use and eating disorders, how coping mechanisms and life passions provide alternatives to destructive behavior, and that there's no "perfect time" for recovery--the sooner, the better. 



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