Category: Eating Disorders


Active Minds

Active Minds is the young adult voice in mental health advocacy. By supporting a rapidly growing network of hundreds of student-led chapters at colleges and universities, Active Minds empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking. Active Minds is a national nonprofit. Follow us on Twitter./>  (Read More...)
Freedom From Eating Disorders

Freedom from Eating Disorders offers faith-based resources to support eating disorder recovery, including a recovery course, e-books, recovery stories, helpful articles, and more. The creator, Laurie Glass, has been walking with those who have eating disorders since she recovered from anorexia in 2003. She likes to encourage people to visit the site often and find what speaks to them for the day.  (Read More...)
Eating Disorder Foundation

The mission of The Eating Disorder Foundation is to be an effective resource in the prevention and elimination of eating disorders through education, support, and advocacy. We offer a variety of free support groups, drop-in services, and free educational presentations. Please see our website for more information on our current offerings.  (Read More...)
Missouri Eating Disorders Association

The Missouri Eating Disorders Association’s mission is to bring hope, compassion and understanding to the fight against eating disorders. We are committed to providing education, resources and advocacy that will change the conversation around eating disorders. We strive to bring understanding and support to those treating or affected by this terrible and serious disease.  (Read More...)
Missouri Eating Disorders Association

The Missouri Eating Disorders Association’s mission is to bring hope, compassion and understanding to the fight against eating disorders. We are committed to providing education, resources and advocacy that will change the conversation around eating disorders. We strive to bring understanding and support to those treating or affected by this terrible and serious disease.  (Read More...)
BridgePoint Centre for Eating Disorders

BridgePoint Center for Eating Disorders is a residential facility that provides program options that include intensive discovery, recovery and healing for people who are experiencing disordered eating. Participants stay in community at our facility for the duration of their program. There are 15 beds available with 24/7 support by a team of professionals, paraprofessionals and peer support. The center is the only residential eating disorder program in Saskatchewan and is a hidden gem in the quaint setting of Milden, Saskatchewan. Programming is free of charge with a valid Saskatchewan health card. Out of province and out of country participants are welcome. For more information, visit www.bridgepointcenter.ca.  (Read More...)
The Alliance For Eating Disorder Awareness

The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness ("The Alliance") is a nonprofit* organization dedicated to providing programs and activities aimed at outreach, education, and early intervention for all eating disorders. Founded in October 2000, The Alliance has worked tirelessly to raise awareness, eliminate secrecy and stigma, promote access to care and support for those susceptible to, currently struggling with, and recovered from eating disorders. The Alliance creates a bridge for those needing and seeking help by connecting people with resources and information to assist them in their recovery. The Alliance offers educational workshops and presentations, free support groups for those struggling and for their loved ones, advocacy for eating disorders and mental health legislation, national toll-free phone help line, and referrals, support and mentoring services. All services offered by The Alliance are free-of-charge, therefore, making it accessible to everyone. Since its inception in October 2000, The Alliance has offered presentations on eating disorders, positive body image, and self-esteem to more than 250,000 individuals throughout Florida and nationwide.  (Read More...)
Silver Linings Foundation

Calgary Silver Linings Foundation (CSLF) is a registered charity that was founded by parents of loved ones who developed eating disorders, mental health specialists and community leaders. Currently, we offer 8-week professionally-facilitated support groups throughout the year, for individuals with eating disorders (18 years and older) and a separate group for parents and loved ones of someone with an eating disorder. CSLF's primary mission is to establish the province's first residential eating disorder treatment centre. Having experienced firsthand the devastation of eating disorders, we are committed to seeing that Albertans navigating these grave mental illnesses are able to access the specialized care that they urgently need right here, at home. To learn more about CSLF, please visit our website, www.silverliningsfoundation.ca  (Read More...)
National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED)

NIED was launched in 2012 in Canada. We have become the voice for Canadian families, caregivers and individuals who are suffering 
with Eating Disorders and other comorbid and concurrent diagnoses. NIED strives to create Awareness, Understanding and Action through, among other initiatives, free educational symposia presented by expert 
and experienced clinicians, researchers, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, psychotherapists, social workers, occupational therapists, dieticians, nutritionists and alternative therapists. NIED is the catalyst uniting stakeholders across the country to collaborate and work together to address the gaps in current services, delays in treatment, lack of pan-Canadian data, and insufficient training for clinicians and healthcare professionals. All of which have impeded resources, research, funding and available treatment options in Canada. NIED has brought Eating Disorders to the attention of governments at both the provincial and federal levels. NIED strives to ensure that Eating Disorders are acknowledged and included in mental health discussions, policies, mental health organizations, programs, decisions and campaigns. www.nied.ca info@nied.ca Twitter: @niedcanada.ca Facebook:www.facebook.com/niedcanada  (Read More...)
Missouri Eating Disorders Council

The Missouri Eating Disorders Council, in collaboration with appropriate organizations and stakeholders, in addition to the Departments of Mental Health, Health and Senior Services, Elementary and Secondary Education and Higher Education, will lead the development of eating disorders education, awareness and research initiatives throughout the state, and promote increased access to treatments supported by clinical practice guidelines (i.e., considering the relevant scientific literature, as well as the potential harms and benefits of treatment for each case).1-3 The Council will focus on children, adolescents, and adults with anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), binge eating disorder (BED), atypical AN, sub threshold BN, sub threshold BED, and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID). These are the major diagnostic categories included in DSM-5.4 It will include the sub threshold diagnoses (atypical AN, sub threshold BN, sub threshold BED) because patients with these disorders demonstrate levels of distress and/or impairment similar to full-syndrome AN, BN, and BED.5 Eating disorder awareness, detection, prevention, treatment and recovery is of paramount importance and must start early. Early intervention is linked to better treatment outcomes, but requires enhanced awareness and screening.6 The Council will focus on helping professionals to recognize individuals with eating disorders and individuals at high risk for developing an eating disorder (e.g., those with high weight/shape concerns or low levels of compensatory behaviors).7-8 The Council will advocate for increased access to care for this population, as well as promote early intervention and prevention programs and recovery supports. The absence of adequate coverage for treatment is a critical barrier to access to care for the patient.9 The high costs of medical complications, disability, and loss of life are significant health concerns.10-12 The Council will advocate for third party reimbursement for eating disorders, including coverage through private and public insurance plans. The Council will work with identified partners, including state departments, to develop an eating disorders awareness program that targets patients with eating disorders as well as non-patient community members. This program will be designed to communicate that eating disorders are serious illnesses that require complete treatment, and to foster recognition of eating disorder symptoms and support for seeking treatment. The objectives of the awareness program are to educate Missouri citizens on the true and serious nature of the disease, dispel myths on who is affected, drive early intervention and encourage appropriate treatment for those suffering or those at risk.  (Read More...)

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