Eating Disorder Resources

If you are suffering from an eating disorder, or you love someone who is, please use the following list of resources to find the help you need.

Always call 911 with any emergencies, and if you are having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1 (800) 273-8255.

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)

The ANAD Eating Disorders Helpline, 630-577-1330, is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Central Time.

ANAD also has a special e-mail address,, which may be used by those who prefer email instead of phoning.

  • The ANAD Helpline’s purpose is provide answers to sufferers of eating disorders and their friends and families about ED symptoms and make referrals to treatment options, support groups and resource people.
  • ANAD staff members, interns and volunteers respond to thousands of calls annually offering  support and guidance with compassion and understanding.

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

The NEDA Helpline is available Monday-Thursday from 9AM to 9PM Eastern Time and Friday 9AM to 5PM to give additional support to our contacts. 

In addition to the resources available on our website, NEDA’s Information and Referral Helpline volunteers are here to help you in assessing options for yourself or a loved one who may be struggling with an eating disorder. Helpline volunteers have extensive training to prepare them to be able to help you find treatment options, information and referrals in a compassionate manner.

You may reach the Helpline at (800) 931-2237.

The Click-to-Chat option is another way to speak with a live, trained Helpline volunteer, should you prefer instant messaging the Helpline instead of speaking to a volunteer over the phone. Visit this page for the Click-to-Chat button on the left side of the page.

You can always leave a message for the Helpline if it is not currently available and we will return your call or email promptly.

The Helpline is closed in observance of some holidays listed here.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

NIMH offers links to various mental health resources. Click here or click here.

Other Resources

Psychology Today Therapist Referrals

Crisis Text Line

Text START to 741-741 if you are in crisis. Therapist Referrals Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center

If you are thinking about suicide, read this first.

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