Find out about other eating disorder organizations and institutions, and helpful eating disorder resources.
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Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)
AED is an international trans-disciplinary professional organization that promotes excellence in research, treatment and prevention of eating disorders. The AED provides education, training and a forum for collaboration and professional dialogue.
The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness’ Treatment Center & Practitioner Directory
The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness’ Treatment Center & Practitioner Directory is the most up-to-date listing of US eating disorder treatment programs. This directory also lists if individual programs accept Medicare/Medicaid.
Andrea Wachter, LMFT – Huffington Post Blog Archive
Andrea Wachter is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and co-author of Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Breaking the “I Feel Fat” Spell as well as The Don’t Diet, Live-It Workbook. She is also author of the upcoming book,Getting Over Overeating for Teens. Andrea’s Huffington Post blog archive covers a variety of topics, ranging from food, weight, and body image to anxiety and depression. http://www.andreawachter.com/my-huffington-post-blogs/
Alliance for Eating Disorders Treatment Guide
Johanna Kandel’s U.S. Eating Disorders Treatment Referral Guide is a comprehensive online guide to eating disorder treatment options throughout the country. In addition to providing general information to those with eating disorders and their loved ones, it also lists healthcare providers who are able to contract with Medicare for one or more levels of care.
Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA)
BEDA provides the individuals who suffer from binge eating disorder the recognition and resources they deserve to begin a safe journey toward a healthy recovery. BEDA also serves as a resource for providers of all kinds to prevent, diagnose, and treat the disorder.
The Body Positive
The Body Positive Positive’s mission is to teach young people to creatively transform the conditions in their lives that shape their body image and relationship to food and movement. We use our compelling and straightforward educational materials to help people adopt a Health at Every Size lifestyle, allowing them to enjoy healthy eating and physical movement in their natural bodies.
Diabulimia Helpline is a non-profit organization dedicated to support, education and advocacy for people with diabetes and eating disorders, and their loved ones. They have a 24 hour hotline (425-985-3635), three on-line support groups, a Diabuddy program for people wanting more one-on-one support, a referral service to help people find the right treatment, and an insurance specialist to walk clients or their loved ones through the complicated world of insurance coverage. They also offer a Healthcare Professionals Education Program including webinars, staff trainings and lunch-and-learns.
Information regarding possible disability through Social Security Administration (SSA) if struggling with an eating disorder.
SSA Disability Fact Sheet
Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy & Action (EDC)
EDC is a cooperative of professional and advocacy-based organization is committed to federal advocacy for people with ED, their families, and professionals working with them. The website promotes membership in the Family & Friends Action Counsel, an ED awareness advocacy and lobbying group.
Eating Disorder Hope
Eating Disorder Hope promotes ending eating disordered behavior, embracing life and pursuing recovery through treatment referral, information and resources. Our mission is to foster appreciation of one’s uniqueness and value in the world, unrelated to appearance, achievement or applause.
Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
The Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center provides information and treatment resources for all forms of eating disorders. They have an easy-to-search database that is updated daily. They do not promote one form of treatment or one treatment center, instead their goal is to provide you the reader with all the tools necessary to make a personal and informed decision. EDReferral.com provides referrals to eating disorder professionals, treatment facilities and support groups, etc. In addition, they offer general information to inform the public about the treatment and prevention of eating disorders. They have been in business since 1999 and are highly regarded in the eating disorder community.
Eating Disorders Resource Services (EDRS)
Eating Disorder Recovery Support, Inc. is a Marin and Sonoma County based 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting community awareness of eating disorders, professional education and collaboration, and providing treatment scholarships to California residents that need financial assistance for treatment. If you would like to apply for a treatment scholarship, please visit www.edrs.net.
Eating Recovery Center
The Eating Recovery Center, based in Sacramento, focuses on eating disorders awareness, education, and prevention.
Eating Disorder Treatment Reviews (EDTX)
Eating Disorders Treatment Reviews, developed by a recovered person who is now a psychologist, is designed to help patients, parents and treatment providers find the best treatment programs for their needs. The site offers a highly searchable database, which includes more that 200 programs across the nation; you can search by location, treatment modality, theoretical model, insurance types accepted, and so much more. In addition to standard listings, patients, parents and referring treatment providers are asked to submit ratings and reviews about their experiences with treatment programs. While their main goal is to assist those seeking care and provide an opportunity for others to write about their experience, the site developers are also hoping to begin the process of developing uniform criteria for measurement across all program types and will be gathering background data (not visible to others) for the purpose of future research to further these goals.
FEAST is an international organization of and for parents and caregivers to help loved ones recover from eating disorders by providing information and mutual support, promoting evidence-based treatment, and advocating for research and education to reduce the suffering associated with eating disorders.
An excellent catalogue which publishes and distributes a wide variety of book titles dealing with Eating Disorders. Free catalogues available online or by calling (800)756-7533. The most widely-used resource in the eating disorders field since 1980, this catalogue provides quality information on eating disorders recovery, research,education, advocacy and prevention.
http://www.gurzebooks.com/ or www.edcatalogue.com
Gürze 2017 Eating Disorders Resource Catalogue
The 2017 edition of the Gürze Eating Disorders Resource catalogue includes articles, treatment
facilities, book excerpts, and book suggestions, all dedicated to healing and recovery.
Download a PDF version of the catalogue here.
ED Matters – Gürze/Salucore Podcast
A series of interviews with top experts in the field of eating disorders, sharing information for individuals recovering from eating disorders, their loved ones, clinicians in the field, and other individuals, professional or otherwise seeking to learn about eating disorders.
Interviews are currently available for free both on ITunes and the official Gürze/Salucore website. Beginning on Nov. 21, they will be released every Monday morning.
Hynes Recovery Services – Northeast Treatment Directory
Hynes Recovery Services helps college students seek treatment for their eating disorders by helping students transition between treatment settings, home, and campus environments, as well as providing intervention support. The current HRS Northeast Treatment Directory includes full-page provider summaries, eating disorder group practices, support group options in the Massachusetts area, and additional resources, such as treatment facilities and research opportunities, for college students in the Northeast and throughout the nation.
InnerSolutions is a counseling service dedicated to helping people heal from food, weight, and body issues. They base their philosophy on personal experiences of overcoming weight problems and help people look beyond their symptoms and into the real issues that have caused them to overeat in the first place.
Jenni Schaefer is a motivational speaker, writer, and singer. She has carried her message of self acceptance and triumph over adversity to the campuses of Harvard and Yale, to corporate leaders and mental health professionals, and to audiences ranging from teens to seniors, earning an international reputation for her ability to bring just the right insights and approach to each.
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Eating Disorders Program
The Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program is the only comprehensive program in Northern California that treats children and adolescents with eating disorders that include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and other eating disorders.
Mothers Against Eating Disorders (MAED)
Mothers Against Eating Disorders (MAED) is an organization dedicated to supporting mothers of children with eating disorders. As part of MAED’s five closed Facebook groups, mothers of children with eating disorders can interact with ED professionals, connect with one another, and share their stories.
See MAED flyer here.
Maudsley Parents is a volunteer organization consisting of parents who have helped their children recover from eating disorders through the Maudsley Approach, or family-based treatment. The Maudsley Parents site not only provides comprehensive information, FAQ’s, and personal stories about the Maudsley Approach, but also provides resources for those seeking treatment beyond the Maudsley Approach. Information is provided in both English and Spanish.
MentorCONNECT is the first global online eating disorders mentoring community. In addition to offering one-on-one mentoring matches, the free membership includes access to a password protected, moderated, PRO-recovery environment with live weekly e-support groups, periodic special events, a wide variety of online themed support groups, recovery blogs, opportunity to personalize one’s own profile page, educational/encouraging monthly teleconferences and more.
The National Alliance On Mental Illnesses
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)
ANAD distributes listings of therapies, hospitals and informative materials; and sponsors support groups, conferences, advocacy campaigns, research, and a crisis hotline. Contact: Laura Disicipio, Executive Director at (630) 577-1330 or Anadhelp@anad.org.
The National Association for Males with Eating Disorders
NAMED is a nationwide professional association committed to leadership in the field of male eating disorders. Their aim to provide support for males affected by eating disorders, provide access to collective expertise, and promote the development of effective clinical intervention and research in this population.
National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
NEDA describes itself as the largest non-profit organization in the United States working to eliminate ED. Its website provides information and links about treatment referrals and support groups, research grants, and educational materials, as well as volunteering, interning, and advocacy opportunities.
Parent, Family, & Friends Network
Organized by NEDA, the Parent, Family, & Friends Network is a collection of resources and programs for those suffering from an eating disorder, as well as friends and family.
Slips, Lapses, and Relapses – NEDA Recovery and Relapse Prevention Guide
Organized by the NEDA, this guide includes information about challenging recovery situations, relapse signs, and external resources for eating disorder management.
National Institution of Mental Health
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. A part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest biomedical research agency in the world.
Speak with an Information Specialist on Live Help here.
Eating Disorders: Facts about Eating Disorders and the Search for Solutions
This detailed offering by NIMH describes symptoms, causes, and treatments, with information on getting help and coping with Eating Disorders.
(Help to: accept, eat, and live) A nonprofit organization that raises money for people suffering from an eating disorder who want to recover, but are not able to afford treatment.
Recovery Record app
Download the Recovery Record app, the world’s number one mobile application for eating disorders.
Check it out here!
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
If you are in crisis, please call the toll-free, 24-hour hotline of the
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at:
To locate treatment facilities in your area, please call the Substance
Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Treatment Referral
Helpline at: 1-800-662-4357 or search on their website at:
Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)
The Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) is a self-designed prevention and wellness process that anyone can use to get well, stay well and make their life the way they want it to be. First developed in 1997, it is now used extensively by people in all kinds of circumstances, and by health care and mental health systems all over the world to address all kinds of physical, mental health and life issues and is listed in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. Resources provided by the WRAP website include the Wellness Toolbox, Crisis Planning materials, online webinars, and the WRAP Info Center, a database of articles, information, and media related to WRAP.
WRAP Info Center: http://mentalhealthrecovery.com/info-center/