My blog should no way be your only source to getting well. I am not a professional on these matters, and you will need at least one as guidance on your own path to recovery. Please review the following resources to help you, a family member, or peer get through your/their time with anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder. One thing that I learned is that you can’t beat this illness alone, but recovery is more than possible with a team of support.
One source you might want to start with is the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA). NEDA is the largest not-for-profit organization in the United States working to prevent eating disorders and provide information and treatment referrals to individuals and families suffering from eating disorders.
If you are worried about a peer or family member who is suffering from an eating disorder, I suggest you call the NEDA helpline 1-800-931-2237. Live Helpline Hours: Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm Eastern Time & Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Time.
They will guide you to helpful places to treat your eating disorder and fit your recovery toward your individual needs, including any financial issues or help with interventions. They will even help you take legal action to help your loved one if necessary: http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/find-help-support
You don’t have to do this alone as well. NEDA Navigators are volunteers who have experience navigating the complex and overwhelming systems and emotions involved with the diagnosis and process of seeking help for an eating disorder. Volunteers are trained by NEDA staff, clinical advisors, and NEDA founders to be a knowledgeable, informal source of support and guidance to those who are new to the illness: http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/neda-navigators
The Columbia Center for Eating Disorders
An internationally recognized program with nearly thirty years of commitment to the research and treatment of eating disorders. Founded by Dr. B. Timothy Walsh, now the Director of Clinical Therapeutics, the Center is currently under the leadership of Dr. Evelyn Attia. This multidisciplinary team has unparalleled expertise in cutting-edge research, which is used to provide as well develop innovative therapies.
The Eating Disorders Clinic at the New York State Psychiatric Institute
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Eating Disorders Clinic
1051 Riverside Drive
NY, NY 10032
The Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center Scholarship Program
Provides scholarships through funding from charitable donations.
F.R.E.E.D. (Foundation for Research and Education in Eating Disorders) Foundation
A foundation that raises money for scholarships to help people fund treatment for eating disorders. This organization also provides support for families and patients when insurance denials block access to care.
Gail Schoenbach, NY
The Butterfly Foundation
PO Box 453
Malvern VIC 3144 Australia
(03) 9822 5771
Fax (03) 9822 5776
Provides support, including financially, for Australians who suffer from an eating disorder.
For people who suffer from eating disorders and substance abuse, DrugRehab.com, a free, web resource provides information and support to people fighting addiction and related mental health illnesses. You can check it out below: https://www.drugrehab.com/eating-disorders/
Nothing about eating disorders is simple, but with the right guidance, you can get well. Remember, you are beautiFULL and worth it. You deserve to Live A FULL Life.