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 Insight alumni and community members as possible, we are asking that you attend only one 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
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 Family & Community Support Group - For Loved Ones of Adults & Adolescents with Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Open to caregivers, support persons, family and community members (Adults 18+)
Every Wednesday | 7 p.m. ET
Join fellow support persons and family members for a weekly virtual Support Group offering support, education about mood and anxiety disorders, and connection with other individuals with shared experiences. Participation in the group is online, free, and open to anyone supporting someone with a mood or anxiety 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 behavioral health treatment, therapy, or medical advice.
Please email Samantha.Lach@ERCInsight.com with any questions you may have.
Virtual Anxiety and Depression Support Group
Open to community members and Insight alumni
Every Wednesday | 8 p.m. ET
Please Note: This group will be cancelled the week of July 27 and resume the following week.
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 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.