Eating Disorder Websites, Blogs & Resources
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While this list contains great eating disorder recovery websites and powerful resources, the list is not complete and never will be because amazing things come online every day. There are so many wonderful resources to help you with your eating disorder – websites, blogs and much more. Find one that sounds good and by all means…dive in!
Gurze Books and Bulimia.com
From the authors of the first book I know on eating disorders (Bulimia: A Guide to Recovery by Lindsey Hall and Leigh Cohn) and a publishing company specifically focused on books/materials for eating disorders. A fantastic resource for people in recovery, family members and profesionals looking for resources to support their patients.
National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest, most-recognized eating disorder assoication in the United States
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Eating Disorders
Based in the United States – provides a helpline, support groups and lists of therapists. A good website for therapists and treament professionals.
Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
This is a sister program to Alcoholics Anonymous with anonymous group meetings in towns all over the US. If you’re just starting your journey and area afraid to take a step, this is a place where you can at least attend a meeting where people are like you (dealing with food issues) and you don’t have to say anything if you don’t want to. People I’ve met at OA meetings have been very helpful and share a common purpose to work on themselves and wan to get rid of ED from their lives – just like you.
Eating Disorder Hope
Information and resources primarily for treatment professionals and parents of loved ones with eating disorders. They have a monthly newsletter that goes out to over 18,000 each month with updates about the industry and treatment centers across the United States.
A charity based in the UK with a cutting-edge site for people with eating disorders and the families that love them.
The Body Positive
Their mission is to “empower people of all ages, especially our youth, to celebrate their natural size and shape instead of what society promotes as the ideal body.”
Aimee Liu is the author of Gaining: The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders. Her website is about her life after recovery.
UC San Diego School of Medicine
Eating disorders treatment programs and reserach.The ED program at UCSD is an international leader in employing new treatments based on science and research into the neurobiology of AN and BN.
Eating Disorder Therapists in the United States
Kirsten Christensen, NA, NCC, LPC
Kirsten is a licensed professional counselor and specialized eating disorder therapist near Denver, CO. She is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client.
Eating Disorder Treatment Centers in the United States
CastleWood Eating Disorder Treatment Center
A residential eating disorder treatment center in Missouri offering compassionate, professional treatment for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, compulsive over-eating and binge eating disorders. Ths center provides treatment of each individual with an emphasis on compassion, respect and empowerment.
Remuda Ranch is a residential eating disorder treatment center near Phoenix, AZ. for women and girls suffering from eating disorders and related issues. They offer psychiatric and primary care providers, registered dietitians, masters level therapists, psychologists and registered nurses, offer biblically based intensive care.
Casa Palmera, an eating disorder treatment center in Del Mar, CA, is a licensed facility that specializes in eating disorders, trauma, pain management and co-occurring addiction programs. They are located in beautiful Del Mar along the Southern California Coast.
Women’s Empowerment, Self-Esteem and Fabulous-ness
Operation Beautiful is a women’s empowerment website on a mission to end negative self-talk or “Fat Talk.” It helps women see that positive self talk is the key to feeding you emotionally, spiritually, and physically. It began when founder Caitlin Boyle started leaving positive messages on the mirrors of public restrooms — at work, at the gym, at the grocery store. Join her in spreading joy and positive messages everywhere!
Self Help from SelfGrowth.com– -SelfGrowth.com is the most complete guide to information about Self Help on the Internet.
The Student Resource Guide was created by LearnPsych.com and is pretty comprehensive with good statistics and general information about eating disorders.
Recovered Eating Disorder Authors & Speakers
Kathryn Hansen is a friend and the author of Brain Over Binge, one of the best selling and most often books I recommend to my clients as a resource.
Aimee Liu is the author of several eating disorder books including the popular Solitaire: The compelling story of a young woman growing up in America and her triumph over anorexia and Gaining: The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders. If you have a chance to pick them up, I highly recommed them.