For Eating Disorder Recovery:
The National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA)
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders.
“Whether you have been personally affected by an eating disorder or care about someone who has, NEDA’s programs and services are designed to help you find the help and support you need. Recovery is possible and we’re here to support you!”
- NEDA Screening Tool
- The Different Kinds of Eating Disorders
- Where Do I Start?
- Read NEDA’s blog!
- Recovery & relapse support
Visit their site for help finding treatment, to learn when the next NEDA Walk is happening near you, to buy an NEDA journal, and much more!
Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA)
Our primary purpose is to recover from our eating disorders and to carry this message of recovery to others with eating disorders.
“Eating Disorders Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from their eating disorders. People can and do fully recover from having an eating disorder. In EDA, we help one another identify and claim milestones of recovery. The only requirement for membership is a desire to recover from an eating disorder.”
- Free PDF of The 12 Step Workbook
- Find an EDA meeting near you!
- Or, if you’re recovered, start a meeting in your hometown. You can make a difference!
An organization working to transform how young people access health and social services throughout British Columbia. Their mental health page has resources for issues like anxiety, body image and eating disorders, low-mood and depression, questioning reality, and stress. They also have pages on substance use, healthy living, tough topics, and links to access peer and online support.
- Check out their page on body image and their body image self-check quiz.
- See if any of their recommended apps and tools could be helpful for you.
- Not sure how to reach out? Read Foundry’s Tips for Talking.
- If you’re a friend or family member of someone struggling, check out their Supporting Others page.
“Project HEAL is the leading non-profit in the US delivering prevention, treatment financing, and recovery support for people suffering from eating disorders.”
Eating Disorder Information Network (EDIN)
“The Eating Disorders Information Network (EDIN) is dedicated to the prevention
of the physical, psychological, familial, and financial losses caused by eating disorders through education, awareness and early intervention because eating disorders take a life every 62 minutes.”
A self-help site dedicated to the memory of Morgan Segal. Topics covered range from eating disorders to self-harm to anxiety and more. Unfortunately, Help Guide only covers three of the 12 kinds of eating disorders, but it’s still worth checking out. As they say in recovery: “Take what you need and leave the rest.”
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Text START to 741-741
- Call 1-800-273-8255
Available 24 hours, every day.
The Trevor Project (LGBTQ support)
- Call 1-866-488-7386
- Text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200
- Chat with an online counselor
“The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13–24.”
Also check out Trevor Space: “An online international peer-to-peer community for LGBTQ young people and their friends.”
To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA)
“To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.”
Resources for dealing with many mental health topics and emotional situations, as well as tips on how to help a friend who is struggling.
A resource guide from The Recovery Village, a recovery center for alcohol and drug rehabilitation. Also, Substance Abuse and Suicide: A guide understanding the connection and reducing the risk.
*If you know of a mental health resource not listed here, please contact me so I can add it to this page! If you feel like a resource here should not be listed for any reason, please contact me.
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