NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association): A nonprofit organization that supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders; works toward curing and preventing them, and gaining access to quality care. Call the free and confidential helpline (1-800-931-2237), use their screening tool to learn if it’s time to seek help (here), and find resources close to you (here).
The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness: A nonprofit organization focusing largely on community, “dedicated to providing programs and activities aimed at outreach, education, early intervention, and advocacy for all eating disorders.” Learn about your treatment options and find them (here) and see if there is a free support group in your area (here).
Eating Disorders Coalition: “For research, policy, and action,” the EDC focuses on changing federal policy by working with Congress to advance “the recognition of eating disorders as a public health priority throughout the United States.”
Eating Disorder Hope: The organization works with colleagues, professors, and other eating disorder organizations to promote “ending eating disorder behavior, embracing life, and pursing recovery.” Learn about the various types of eating disorders (here) and treatment options and find resources in your state (here).
McCallum Place – Intensive eating disorder treatment center in the Midwest. The Victory Program works specifically with athletes suffering from eating disorders. See some effects of eating disorders on athletes’ performance (here).
Types of Eating Disorders (from the NEDA website)
– Anorexia Nervosa
– Bulimia Nervosa
– Orthorexia (not specified as an eating disorder in the DSM-V)
– Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
– Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
– Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED)
– Rumination Disorder