Eating Disorder Free Resources and Support Groups

Online Eating Disorder Test

While only a medical professional can accurately give a diagnosis, the internet has made it easy to take online screenings that can help give you a better idea of whether or not you have a eating disorder.

Hotlines

National Eating Disorders Association hotline: 1–800–931–2237

Crisis Text Line: 24/7 text line for anyone to anonymously speak to a trained professional about mental health concerns. Text HOME to 741741.

Finding Professional Help

EDReferral.com: The website allows you to search specifically for providers with eating disorders experience near you.

Psychology Today: A directory that helps you sort treatment providers by specialty, insurance, and location.

Counselling Directory – A UK directory connecting you to local counsellors and psychotherapists.

Online-Therapy.com an online-therapy service that offers weekly live therapy sessions (chat, phone, and/or video sessions) with your personal licensed and certified therapist along with other resources based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) – one of the most commonly used psychotherapeutic approaches for treating mental health problems. (Starting from $31,96/wk)

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Information and Support

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders ANAD includes information about eating disorders, how to seek treatment and support groups for people suffering from eating disorders and their families.

National Eating Disorders Association has stories of recovery from eating disorders, information about seeking treatment and additional resources for school professionals and caregivers.

NIMH the website has links to more information about eating disorders.

Proud2Bme: An online community for teens that encourages healthy body image.

Ellyn Satter Institute. An organization that aims to educate parents about healthy ways to approach food and eating with their children, based upon the writings of dietitian Ellyn Satter.

FEAST (Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders): An organization that provides education and support for family members of loved ones with eating disorders.

Manna Fund: A not-for-profit organization that assists with financial aspects of treatment.

Project Heal: A not-for-profit organization that offers scholarships for treatment as well as a peer-based mentor network.

Support Groups

NEDA Network of Virtual Support Groups, NEDA: list of virtual support groups for different time zones offered by multiple organizations dedicated to eating disorder recovery across the United States.

The Sanctuary, Beat Eating Disorders: information about an online chat room for U.K. residents recovering from an eating disorder.

Lift the Shame: A support group that is specifically geared toward pregnant women with eating disorders. It goes live the third Sunday of each month from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. EST.

Eating Disorder Foundation Support Groups, Eating Disorder Foundation: list of recurring virtual support groups for people recovering from eating disorders, as well as family members and friends who are supporting someone through recovery.

The Alliance Support Groups, The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness:  list of virtual support groups and answers to frequently asked questions about what to expect from attending.

Around the Dinner Table Forum, FEAST: online community of parents of eating disorder patients around the world.

Coffee and Conversations for Moms, Rock Recovery:  monthly virtual support group for mothers who are recovering from an eating disorder.

Free Eating Disorder and Mental Health Support Groups, Center for Discovery Eating Disorder Treatment: free platform for peer-based support groups for anyone who has been affected by an eating disorder or seeking mental health support.

Chat Rooms, Beat Eating Disorders: list of chat rooms for people in the U.K. to connect with each other and find support.

Smartphone Apps

Recovery Record: Eating Disorder Management

iPhone rating: 4.9 stars

Android rating: 4.8 stars

Rise Up + Recover: An Eating Disorder Monitoring and Management Tool for Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, and EDNOS

iPhone rating: 4.7 stars

Android rating: 4.3 stars

Read More: The Best Eating Disorder Recovery Apps of 2019

Podcasts

The Recovery Warrior Show, Recovery Warriors:  podcast about support and inspiration for people who are recovering from an eating disorder.

The Eating Disorder Recovery Podcast: podcast where hosts discuss the psychology of eating disorders, body image and recovery processes for a variety of eating disorder diagnoses.

ED Matters Podcast: weekly podcast that covers timely topics for people in different age groups and sexual minorities, including recovery while social distancing.

Dietitians Unplugged Podcast: monthly podcast series that features registered dietitians as guests and discusses healthy, body image and intuitive eating practices.

TED Talks

It’s time to do eating disorder recovery differently from Kristie Amadio

What if you have an eating disorder? from Alexa Kalach

Eating disorders: a mental illness, not a lifestyle choice from Viveca Lee

Removing the Stigma of Talking About Eating Disorders from Gabrielle Bernstein

Eating Disorders: When Light is Dark from Anastasia Broder

Learning About Health from Eating Disorders from Raquel Rose

Books

Book Recommendations About Eating Disorder Recovery, ANAD: list of books about eating disorders recommended by the organization.

Eating Disorder Book Reviews, ED Referral: monthly review including a summary of the book and a review about its helpfulness for patients, care providers and other groups.

Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight, Linda Bacon, PhD

Loving Someone with an Eating Disorder, Dana Harron, PsyD

Life Without Ed, Jenni Schaefer

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Eating Disorder Free Resources and Support Groups