Eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge-eating disorder are serious, life threatening conditions that affect the lives of millions of Americans and their families each year. Eating disorders are not limited by age, gender or socio-economic status. February is National Eating Disorder Awareness Month. Below are some resources that you might find helpful if you feel that you or a family member may be struggling with an eating disorder.
National Eating Disorder Association
This organization is dedicated to raising awareness of and providing resources for those interested in learning more about eating disorders. Their website includes helpful video testimonies, screening tools, resources for family members, support group information and more. It is an excellent resource.
Eating Disorders: Every Body is Beautiful
This website provides hundreds of helpful, supportive articles and videos about eating disorders.
Eating disorders are a very serious topic. If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, they should contact their healthcare professional as soon as possible. Coordinated medical and psychological care is essential for them to get the care they need.
Eating Disorder Hope
Eating Disorder Hope is another excellent resource. It has a positive focus on embracing life and promotes recovery from a variety of eating disorders. Their focus on one’s unique value to this world is uplifting and reminds individuals of their intrinsic worth.
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