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If you feel like you want to reach out to someone for support here are some resources that might be useful for you:
- The National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) has an Information and Referral Helpline to assist you with options for yourself or a loved one who may be struggling with an eating disorder. You can call their Helpline at (800) 931-2237 to speak to a live, trained volunteer. You can also instant message a volunteer through Click-to-Chat or text “NEDA” to 741741 at Crisis Text Line.
- National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) has multiple resources for those with eating disorders. ANAD can help you find support groups/treatment and request a recovery mentor. It also allows you to share your stories and select toolkits to help with your recovery journey.
- Eating Disorder HOPE provides education, support and inspiration to people affected by eating disorders, their loved ones and eating disorders treatment providers. The organization’s website has eating disorder treatment options, support groups, and other recovery tools.
- Recovery Record is a free app that allows you to connect with treatment professionals and track your meals throughout the day. The app also allows you to document how you are feeling throughout the day especially as you communicate with your treatment team.
- Rise up + Recover is a free app that uses treatment techniques to help monitor your diet and exercise and determine what your triggers are. The app has motivational quotes to keep you inspired and allows you to set up helpful reminders throughout the day. The app’s website also provides additional resources including a podcast and blog posts.
- Project HEAL provides grant funding for people with eating disorders who cannot afford treatment. The organization also promotes health body image and self-esteem by sharing stories of those who overcame eating disorders.
If you find yourself in a crisis and feel like you need someone to talk to, check out the following resources where caring people are willing to listen and help.
- SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individual and families facing mental health and/or substance use disorders.
- If you need immediate help, you can call the 24-hr National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Your call will be routed to a crisis center near you. If your issue is an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.