The 14 Best Resources for Individuals Struggling with an Eating Disorder

The first step in facing an eating disorder is being brave enough to learn more about eating disorders.

To help arm you with as many resources as possible, we’ve gathered some of our teams’ and alumna’s favorite body positivity, self-esteem, and eating disorder research websites and organized them alphabetically.

About Face
A resource that promotes positive body image and self-esteem in girls and women through media education, outreach and activism.

Academy for Eating Disorders
An organization for eating disorder professionals focusing on the research of eating disorders.

Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness
The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness was created as a source of community outreach, education, awareness and prevention of the various eating disorders currently plaguing our nation.

Association for Women in Psychology
A not-for-profit scientific and educational organization committed to encouraging feminist psychological research, theory and activism.

Diabulimia Helpline
The world’s first non-profit organization dedicated to education, support, and advocacy for diabetics with eating disorders, and their loved ones. Diabulimia Helpline has a 24-hour hotline available.

Eating Disorder Hope
Eating Disorder Hope offers hope, information and resources to those suffering from eating disorders, their treatment providers and loved ones.

Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy and Action
A coalition of eating disorder groups, of which Renfrew is a founding member, that advances the federal recognition of eating disorders as a public health priority.
A comprehensive website with separate links for kids, teens and parents. Includes resources on various issues including eating disorders.

Multi-service Eating Disorders Association
A community-based, non-profit organization focusing on prevention and treatment of eating disorders.

MyED Help
MyEDHelp is dedicated to helping individuals cultivate hope, healing and empowerment in recovery. It also features free information on eating disorders, chat rooms and interviews with experts in the field.

National Eating Disorders Association
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest not-for-profit organization in the United States working to prevent eating disorders and provide treatment referrals to those suffering from anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, and those concerned with body image and weight issues.

National Institute of Mental Health
A federal government website that details information about eating disorders and has links to other information on mental health issues and grant opportunities.

The Body Positive
An empowering website that promotes positive body image and size acceptance with activism against society’s ingrained ideals.

The Joy Project
A non-profit organization that aims to provide information, support and resources to people with eating disorders through innovate methods.

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