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Online Eating Disorder Support Groups

Eating Disorder Hope has compiled a comprehensive list of information on internet-based virtual eating disorder support groups.

Recovery from an eating disorder is a lifelong journey. Whether as a complement to therapy sessions with an eating disorder specialist, or as an after-care program following treatment at an eating disorders center, an eating disorder support group is an important recovery tool. They build and grow coping skills, allow for shared discussion of problems, downfalls, and successes in eating disorders recovery, and provide advice. Perhaps most importantly, they are a community of men or women in the same situation, recovering from anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, or another form of disordered eating.

Our directory of eating disorder groups is organized to quickly tell you:

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  • Name, Location & Meeting Times
  • Treatment Setting: Whether a support group is open to the public or a closed group by invitation only
  • Types of People Allowed: Adolescents and / or Adults, Men and / or Women
  • Whether the group is professionally led by an eating disorders therapist
  • If the Group is 12-Step Based or not
  • Attendance Costs (if any) and whether insurance is accepted

Online Eating Disorder Support Groups

Name / InfoTreatment SettingPatient Types ServedTherapist-led Group?12-Step Based?Cost
“Lift the Shame” Online Support Group
Register: Timberline Knolls Support Groups
Email: jmorrow@timberlineknolls.com
Phone: 618-518-7726
Meeting Day: Third Sunday of Each Month
Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
Open group; onlineadults / adolescents, womenNoNoFree
Eating Disorders Online
Website: www.eating-disorder.supportgroups.com
Meeting Time: Ongoing
Open group; onlineadults / adolescents, men, womenNoNoFree
Milestones in Recovery-Eating Disorder Support Group
Email: Milestonesinrecovery@yahoogroups.com
Website: www.milestonesprogram.org
Meeting Time: Ongoing
Open group; onlineadults / adolescents, men, womenNoNoFree
Daily Strength Eating Disorders Support Group
Website: www.dailystrength.org
Meeting Time: Ongoing
Open group; onlineadults / adolescents, men, womenNoNoFree
Montecatini Eating Disorder Support Groups
Phone: 866-435-7999
Website: www.eGetgoing.com
Meeting Time: Mon @ 1:30pm PST, Tues @ 3pm PST
Thurs @ 6pm PST
Open groups-must have
completed a residential program; online
adults / adolescents, men, womenYesNoCall for details
The National Association for Males with Eating
Disorders-Online Support Groups
Phone: 877-780-0080
Email: Chris@NAMEDinc.org
Website: www.namedinc.org/supportgroups.asp
Meeting Time: Ongoing
Open group; onlineadults / adolescents, men onlyNoNoFree
B.E.A.T-Beating Eating Disorders Support Groups
Website: www.b-eat.co.uk
Meeting Time: Ongoing
Open group; onlineadults / adolescents, men, womenNoNoFree
Experience Project-I Am Anorexic
website: www.experienceproject.com/groups/Am-
Anorexic/21828
Meeting Time: Ongoing
Open group; onlineadults / adolescents, men, womenNoNoFree
Eating Disorders Anonymous Online Meeting
Website: edanonymous.blogspot.com
Meeting Time: Tuesdays @ 12:15pm CT
Open group; onlineadults / adolescents, men, womenNoNoFree
ED Recovery Jax Online Support Group
Website: www.edrecoveryjax.com
Meeting Time: Thursdays @ 9:00pm
Open group; onlineadults / adolescents, men, womenNoNoFree
MentorCONNECT Community
Online Live Moderated Chat E-Support Group
Email: mc@key-to-life.com
Website: www.key-to-life.com/mentorconnect
Meeting Time: Mon@ 8pm CST, Thurs @ 8pm CST
Open group; onlineadults / adolescents, men, womenNoNoFree
Healing Cove: An Eating Disorders Support Community
Website: www.healingcoe.socialgo.com
Meeting Time: Ongoing
Open group; onlineadults / adolescents, men, womenNoNoFree
ANAD: Night Eating Syndrome Support Group
Website: www.mdjunction.com/night-eating-syndrome.com
Meeting Time: Monday@ 9pm EST
Open group; onlineadults / adolescents, men, womenNoNoFree
The Center for Eating Disorders at Shephard Pratt
Live Chat Support Groups
Website: www.eatingdisorder.org/forum/index.php
Meeting Time: 2nd Sunday of Each Month, 8pm
Open group; onlineadults / adolescents, men, womenYesNoFree
Let Go of the Scale & Get a Life!
Website: www.IEDInstitute.com
Meeting Time: Ongoing
Open group; onlineadults / adolescents, men, womenNoNoFree

Last Reviewed By: Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC on July 6, 2015

Page last updated: July 6, 2015
Published on EatingDisorderHope.com, Eating Disorder Information & Resources

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Doctor August 8, 2015 at 8:51 am

One of the best treatments for eating disorders I experienced the treatment of binge eating of three patients, is emotional healing that is releasing the emotional stress. The treatment in my case studies consists of first finding the reason for emotional stress which was the major cause of disease in these cases, and treating it first by providing a space to the patients for discussing their problems in a comfortable environment and helping them sort out. It naturally reduces their mental stress resulting in a consequential decrease in the frequency and length of their binging episodes. It may include providing the patient with some means of keeping them busy so that they could find less time for binging and could develop healthy habits of eating naturally.

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