Non-Profits & Additional Resources
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Eating Disorder Non-Profit Organizations (U.S.)
National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA): The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest non-profit organization in the United States working for the awareness and prevention of eating disorders. NEDA also provides treatment referrals, support networks, and resources for those struggling and their loved ones.
Project HEAL: Project HEAL is a non-profit organization that fundraises to provide grants to individuals who cannot otherwise afford eating disorder treatment. Founded by Kristina Saffran and Liana Rosenman in 2008, who first met as teenagers in treatment for anorexia nervosa, Project HEAL also works to raise awareness for eating disorders and promote recovery.
Eating Disorders Coalition: The mission of the EDC is to advance the federal recognition of eating disorders as a public health priority.
Multi-Service Eating Disorder Association (MEDA): This non-profit organization is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating. MEDA’s mission is to prevent the continuing spread of eating disorders through awareness and early detection. MEDA serves as a support network and resource for clients, loved ones, clinicians, educators and the general public.
More Eating Disorder Non-Profits…
- Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA): It affects more than eight million men and women and accounts for three times the number of those diagnosed with anorexia and bulimia together. BEDA is committed to helping those who suffer from binge eating disorder conquer their disorder. So if you or someone you care about lives with binge eating disorder, BEDA can help. If you treat the disorder, BEDA can help.
- The Elisa Project: The Elisa Project was founded by Rick and Leslie McCall in honor of their daughter, who passed away after a long battle with bulimia and depression. Through providing awareness and prevention curriculum to schools and case management services for those struggling with eating disorders, The Elisa Project aims to start a dialogue on mental health while providing resources to those in need.
- The River Centre Foundation: Through annual walks, the Healing Arts Project and more, The River Centre Foundation actively works toward raising awareness for eating disorders and helping individuals find recovery through self-expression.
- Eating Disorders Resource Center (EDRC): The mission of EDRC is to increase awareness and understanding of eating disorders for the general public and for health professionals; to promote early diagnosis, effective treatment, and recovery; and to advocate for mental health parity legislation and effective insurance coverage.
- Screening for Mental Health: Screening for Mental Health (SMH) created the College Response program to encourage colleges to screen students for mental health issues.
- Maudsley Parents: This volunteer organization comprised primarily of parents who support Family-Based Treatment gives information and support to other parents of children with eating disorders.
- The Emily Program Foundation: The Emily Program Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on a mission to save lives, change minds, and work to eliminate eating disorders. The Foundation seeks to change the conversation about eating disorders and body image issues by increasing understanding through our community education programs, advocating for access to care, providing resources and support for friends and families who are personally impacted by eating disorders, and awarding financial assistance to those seeking intensive treatment for an eating disorder
- Restoring the Heart Ministries: Founded by Julie Woodley, Restoring the Heart Ministries focuses on hope and healing for survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
- Something for Kelly: Something for Kelly works to empower children ages 6 to 12 to have a healthy relationship with food and their bodies.
- International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals: The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp) is well recognized for its excellence in providing first-quality education and high-level training standards to an international multidisciplinary group of various healthcare treatment providers and helping professions, who treat the full spectrum of eating disorder problems.
- FreedFoundation.org: The Gail R. Schoenbach F.R.E.E.D. Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating eating disorders. The funds contributed to the F.R.E.E.D. Foundation will provide individuals the financial support needed for the treatment of eating disorders.
- National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Related Disorders (ANAD): The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc. is a non-profit corporation which seeks to alleviate the problems of eating disorders, especially anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.
- Eating Disorder Network of Maryland: EDN of Maryland is your first point-of-contact to receive objective information about eating disorder resources available to you and your family throughout the greater Baltimore area
- The Eating Disorder Foundation of Victoria (EDFV):The EDA (Qld) provides information, support and referral services for people affected by eating disorders throughout the state of Queensland, Australia. EDA aims to improve the intervention, education and support for consumers and carers, to raise community awareness about the prevalence and seriousness of these disorders, and to work toward the prevention of eating disorders in our society.
- The National Association for Males with Eating Disorders, Inc. (N.A.M.E.D.) is dedicated to supporting males with eating disorders and their families and being a resource of information on the subject. Visit http://www.NAMEDinc.org for a treatment referral, information, and support.
- Men Get Eating Disorders Too information that is specific to the needs of men including definitions and symptoms, treatments, links, support, etc. . The site is a platform for which men with eating disorders can get their voices heard by telling their stories, writing blogs and participating in our online forum and live chat.
- Hardy Girls, Healthy Women HGHW is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the health and well being of girls and women. Our vision is that all girls and women experience equality, independence, and safety in their everyday lives.
Eating Disorder Foundation of Orange County is non-profit organization dedicated to the awareness and prevention of eating disorders through education in our local schools, sports teams and community organizations. We also provide confidential counseling referrals and in-patient and medical treatment referrals.
- Alliance for Eating Disorder Awareness: The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness seeks to establish easily accessible programs across the nation that allow children and young adults the opportunity to learn about eating disorders and the positive effects of a healthy body image. Furthermore, our aim is to disseminate educational information to parents and caregivers about the warning signs, dangers, and consequences of anorexia, bulimia, and other related disorders.
- BeyondHunger.org Beyond Hunger is a nonprofit organization that provides support groups, workshops, referrals and prevention programs. Beyond Hunger’s non-diet approach integrates the philosophies of body acceptance, intuitive eating and emotional wisdom to help individuals overcome the obsession with food and weight.
- Rock Recovery: Rock Recovery is a DC-based nonprofit that supports the journey to freedom from disordered eating. We remove barriers of cost, stigma and isolation through a holistic outpatient recovery program for adults and community empowerment events. We uniquely combine clinical expertise rooted in research plus spirituality for deeper healing and restoration.
International Eating Disorder Organizations
- Beat: Beat is the top eating disorder non-profit organization in the United Kingdom. Through regional and international projects, Beat works to raise awareness and reduce stigma surrounding eating disorders on a global level.
- Austrian Society on Eating Disorders (ASED): The Professional Austrian Eating Disorder Society is a scientific society located in Innsbruck encompassing the whole of Austria. It was founded in 2000 as a non profit organisation. The ASED is the first German scientific society on Eating Disorders.
- NETZWERK ESSSTÃ–RUNGEN: Austrian Patient and Carers Organisation
- British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy : Is leading the effort to make counselling and psychotherapy widely recognised as a profession whose purpose and activity is understood by the general public. The BACP mission is to be the leading professional body for counselling and psychotherapy and an automatic reference point for anyone seeking information on counselling and psychotherapy in the United Kingdom.
- Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association(BANA): Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association (BANA) is an outpatient clinic, located in Windsor Ontario, Canada, that offers specialized diagnostic assessment, support, treatment, and prevention/education,programmes to persons affected by eating disorders. BANA provides opportunities for research, and assists with referrals to specialized inpatient Eating Disorder programmes, around the world. BANA is an advocate for persons affected both directly and indirectly by eating disorders.
- The National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) :The National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1985 to provide information and resources on eating disorders and food and weight preoccupation. One of our main goals is to inform the public about eating disorders and related issues.
General Information Sites on Eating Disorders
- Medical News Today @ Eating Disorders: The latest Eating Disorders News articles published daily. Includes news on anorexia, binge eating, bulimia and much more.
- Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center: EDReferral.com provides information and treatment resources for all forms of eating disorders. Our goal is to provide assistance, in the form of information and resources, to those suffering from eating disorders in order to help them start on the road to recovery and healthy living.
- The Eating Disorder Resource Center in Manhattan, New York City was the first center of its kind to have a specialized treatment program for women and men who were suffering from anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. We now are a full service outpatient facility in which we treat eating disorders of all kinds.
- BulimiaHelp.org: Providing online interactive tools, advice and support to aid your recovery from bulimia.
- Mirror-Mirror website on Eating Disorders: Website dedicated to raising awareness and providing information on eating disorders. Definitions, signs and symptoms, getting help, relapse warning signs, approaching a loved one, and more.
- Bulimia.com: specializes in information about eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder, plus related topics such as body image and obesity.
- Thom Ruttledge: Thom Rutledge is a psychotherapist, speaker and trainer who specializes in treating eating disorders, addictions, and perfectionism. He is the author of Embracing Fear: How to Turn What Scares Us into Our Greatest Gift, and is best know in eating disorder recovery circles for his innovative application of his INTRApersonal Therapy model to eating disorders, as described in Jenni Schaefer’s best selling book, Life Without Ed.
- Eating Disorder Jobs the most comprehensive online employment board for those who specialize in the treatment of eating disorders. Searching for jobs in this specialized field has never been so easy. Visit EatingDisorderJobs.com now to learn how you might make your next career move
- Patient Power® is America’s most prominent regular series of live talk shows on medical and health issues from the patient’s perspective and featuring some of the nation’s most credible medical experts and inspiring patients.
- Online Recovery Resource Directory: Treatment4Addiction.com is an online resource for information regarding mental health, addiction, treatment & recovery.
- www.childhoodeatingdisorders.com Authors Marcia Herrin and Nancy Matsumoto have written the first nutrition-oriented book on childhood and teenage eating disorders, with an emphasis on home-based recovery. Their book, The Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders: Supporting Self-Esteem, Healthy Eating, & Positive Body Image at Home, gives families the all tools they need — including a fool-proof Food Plan — to succeed in turning around their child’s eating problem.
- New Harbinger Publications, Inc. For more than thirty years, New Harbinger Publications has brought readers effective, scientifically sound self-help books that deal with a range of topics in psychology, health, and personal growth.
- EAGALA The Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association is dedicated to improving the mental health of individuals, families, and groups around the world by setting the standard of excellence in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.
- P.E.A.R.L. Girls Empowering Girls for a Promising Future. We are dedicated to providing self-esteem enhancing programs for girls ages 7-17 that uplift, educate, and motivate! Our programs on etiquette, life-skills, and “self-esteem modeling”. We aim to plant seeds of social skills, nourished with etiquette and self-respect, in order to build our young ladies of today into confident, empowered women of tomorrow.
- ReconnectWithFood.com Helping people explore their relationship with food, body image and emotions. Offering nutrition counseling and yoga therapy. Also, offering a partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient program for eating disorder recovery.
- Active Minds is the nation’s only peer-to-peer organization dedicated to the mental health of college students. The organization serves as the young adult voice in mental health advocacy on over seventy college campuses nationwide.
- Harriet Brown’s Blog: One opinionated woman’s thoughts about food, eating, and related topics.
- UnderstandingNutrition.com empowers health professionals to confidently and competently treat eating disorders.
- Bubeck and Associates: strives to eliminate disordered eating of various types and dysfunctional life choices with a nurturing approach. We promote self-regulated principles that foster permanent lifestyle changes.
- Selby Psychological Services: Selby Psychological Services offers a wide range of services that will meet the needs of most individuals (child, adolescent and adult), couples, families, groups, and organizations.
- If Not Dieting: A website created to provide help and support in achieving a healthy and comfortable weight without being deprived of food or losing quality of life.
Last Reviewed By: Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC on November 2, 2016 Page last updated: November 2, 2016
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