Aftercare Support

We offer comprehensive aftercare support and alumni-based resources to help sustain recovery after treatment.

Alumni and Family Support

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.

Monthly Communications

Pathlight Mood & Anxiety 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].

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    Ellie Pike

    Director, Alumni, Family and Community Outreach
    Ellie Pike is the Sr. Manager of Alumni/Family/Community Outreach at ERC & Pathlight Behavioral Health Centers. Over the years ...
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    Cara Spagnola

    Community Outreach Liaison | Midwest Region
    Cara has over 10 years of experience working with children and families in a variety of settings. She learned along the way that ...
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    Katie Bendel

    Community Outreach Liaison | South Region
    Katie believes that recovery and mental wellness are created with and supported by community with others, and connection to our ...
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    Tatum Carter

    Community Outreach Liaison | East Region
    Tatum earned her Master’s of Marriage of Family Therapy degree from Northcentral University and believes that it takes a ...
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    Emma Boillotat

    Community Outreach Liaison | Mountain & West Region
    Emma believes in the power of community above all else. She believes that healing and recovery can occur and flourish with the ...
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Caring for You in Recovery

Our Alumni and Community Outreach Team believes in you and your capabilities. We are here to provide you with the necessary skills and tools to continue your recovery journey. While recovery is not always linear, we believe in the ability to progress towards a lasting recovery. Additionally, we work to provide your family, friends and caregivers with supportive tools ranging from education and webinars to articles and support groups, specifically designed for support systems of loved ones in treatment.

I believe [Pathlight]’s mood disorder program may have changed my life. It was the first time I felt both seen and heard in therapy. I use the skills I learned at [Pathlight] every day. I think everyone should learn the skills [Pathlight] teaches.

A.E., Former Patient

Resources for Alumni

Explore our alumni resources for education, inspiration and hope as you navigate recovery.

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Mental Health Support Groups

Pathlight offers free, trained facilitator-led support groups for those struggling with anxiety, OCD, and mood disorders like depression and bipolar disorder. Pathlight also offers some support groups for families and community members. These support groups provide support, resources and education on treatment and recovery.

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Stay Connected with Your Recovery Community

Are you or a loved one on the path to recovery? Our new opt-in form enables you to stay connected with our team and continue to receive support after discharge and throughout your or a loved one's recovery journey. By signing up, you'll receive the latest free resources, including access to support groups, upcoming events, educational materials, and more.

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Events for Alumni

Join us for events and support groups created to help provide you with encouragement and support on your path toward recovery.

Having that validation 'You've changed as a person' from your treatment team was so cool to receive.

Katie, former patient

Recovery Ambassadors

A select group of Pathlight 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.

Andy McLoughlin

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.

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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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