Resources Tagged With: eating disorders

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Crisis Text Line [web resource]

crisistextlineCrisis Text Line is a free 24/7 text line staffed by dedicated, trained volunteers. It is  available to help anyone with any type of crisis.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime.
  2. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly.
  3. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment

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Proud2Bme Online Community for Teens [web resource]

proud2BmeProud2Bme is a National Eating Disorders Association online community for young people. Proud2Bme is created by and for teens with the goal of promoting positive body image and encouraging healthy attitudes about food and weight. Read more ›

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The National Eating Disorders Association [web resource]

NEDAlogoThe scope and severity of eating disorders are often misunderstood. Eating disorders are serious illnesses, not lifestyle choices. In fact, anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. In a national survey, four out of ten people reported that they either suffered or have known someone who has suffered from an eating disorder.

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) provides programs and services to give families the support they need to find answers for these life-threatening illnesses. Read more ›

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Half of Us [web resource]

half of usSuicide is the third-leading cause of death among all people ages 15 to 24.

Half of Us  is dedicated to raising awareness of this problem, decreasing the stigma around mental health and encouraging students to seek help if they need it.

Though the content is written with college students in mind, most of the resources are relevant to all teens in general. Read more ›

The Mighty [web resource]

The Mighty logoThe Mighty is an online platform for people facing disability, disease and mental illness.

Having a disability or disease doesn’t have to be isolating, and The Mighty provides a safe supportive community for people (including teens and young adults) to tell their stories, connect with others and raise support for the causes they believe in. Read more ›

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What Educators Should Know About Mental Health

m_classroomEducators are often the first to notice mental health problems. Here are some ways you can help students and their families. Read more ›

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Medline Plus: Medical Information Resource [web resource]

medline logoMedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health‘s Web site produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library. MedlinePlus provides information on over 975 diseases and conditions and includes directories, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, health information in Spanish, information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to clinical trials. Read more ›

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Eating Disorders: About More Than Food [downloadable]

eating-disorders brochureEating disorders affect both genders, although rates among women and girls are 2½ times greater than among men and boys. Eating disorders frequently appear during the teen years or young adulthood but also may develop during childhood or later in life.

The eating disorders anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder, and their variants, all feature serious disturbances in eating behavior and weight regulation. They are associated with a wide range of adverse psychological, physical, and social consequences. Read more ›

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Emergency Mental Health Services [multiple web resources]

If you have an immediate need for mental health services, this list of resources can provide you with starting point. Read more ›