Eating Disorders REsources
No parent wants their child to suffer and it can be heartbreaking to watch your child struggle with an eating disorder. To connect with local and national support groups and resources, we've put together this list of websites with resources for parenting your child with an eating disorder.
Academy for eating disorders
Primarily an academic organzation, the AED has a huge amount of resources for parents about eating disorders, including facts, signs, treatment information and research. Their website also allows you to search for experts depending on specialty.
Along with information, resources and trainings, ANAD also provides support groups, a helpline, mentor services, school guidelines, and candlelight vigils around the country.
Andrea's Voice FOundation
With workshops, live events, a book, a blog and website filled with information, Andrea’s Voice Foundation (AVF) is dedicated to promoting education and understanding toward the prevention, identification, diagnosis and treatment of disordered eating and related issues.
eating disorders anonymous
With three Massachusetts locations and hundreds throughout the US, EDA provides live support groups for those suffering or in recovery from eating disorders.
eating disorder hope
Eating Disorder Hope™ offers education, support, and inspiration to eating disorder sufferers, their loved ones, and eating disorders treatment providers. Eating Disorder Hope™ resources include articles on eating disorder treatment options, support groups, recovery tools and more.
National Eating disorders
NEDA is the leading non-profit in the field of eating disorders, reaching millions of individuals and families every year. Along with a hotline to help those in need, their website also provides a variety of programs and services for those that may need it, along with information and resources.
Multi-Service Eating Disorders:
Based in New England, MEDA is the a non-profit organization that provides education about eating disorders and their underlying causes to develop a compassionate community that promotes hopefulness and supports healing.
Founded by two teenage girls that met in treatment, Project HEAL raises funds to help those suffering from eating disorders. Their local chapters, including Boston, educate the community about the dangers of eating disorders, promote healthy body image and self esteem, provide a greater understanding of what recovering from an eating disorder entails and encourage those impacted by eating disorders to believe that recovery from an eating disorder is possible.