Eric Dorsa

Eric Dorsa


National Mental Health Advocate

Eric Dorsa is an LGBTQ advocate, actor, comedian, and drag queen currently living in Chicago, Illinois. As an advocate for the LGBTQ community, Eric travels around the country sharing their experiences of Eating Disorder Recovery, coming out as a gay person, and their recovery from substance abuse with college campuses and patients in treatment. Eric has been featured on Texas Public Radio “Worth Repeating”, Mental Note Podcast “Drag Queen Wisdom”, Huffington Post Queer Voices, and has given an award winning 2014 TEDx Talk entitled “ How Dressing in Drag Made Me Uncover My Authentic Self.” Eric is also a member of Eating Recovery Center's Recovery Ambassador Council. They hope that sharing their story will inspire others to know that they are not alone, to seek connection and treatment, and that full recovery is possible.

Educational Resources


10 Mental Health Tips for the Holidays

Here are 10 mental health tips for the holidays for those struggling with anxiety, depression and mental health concerns.

Diversity Equity Inclusion (DEIAB)

Being Nonbinary

What does it mean to be nonbinary? What are common misconceptions about being nonbinary? Share one person’s experiences and lessons learned about…


Letting Go of Toxic Productivity

When I began to address my depression and PTSD, I initially felt like I had to constantly work on “getting better.” Much like another process…


Practicing Self Empathy Through Recovery

I recently heard a friend say, “Recovery is always the end goal. It’s more of a direction than a destination.” This struck a chord with me. I had…

Self Care

Hispanic Heritage Month

I recently listened to a Podcast a fellow Hispanic coworker sent me called "Anything for Selena." She had recommended it, knowing I was obsessed with…


Making Peace With My Mind

One of the hardest and most rewarding journeys I have been on with my mental health has been learning to accept and embrace my mind and my thoughts.…


Staying Sober During a Pandemic

My sobriety is by far the most important part of my life today. I personally believe that everything in my life is built on the foundation that…

Self Care

Setting Boundaries for Mental Health

By the time you are done reading this I am certain you will be thinking to yourself, “How many times can one person say the word boundaries?" Trust me…