The National Eating Disorders Association [web resource]
The 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.
NEDA’s information resource center covers a wide range of topics including:
Try NEDA’s screening tool — appropriate for ages 13 and up — to help determine if it’s time to seek professional help.
Do you have a question? The NEDA Helpline, 1-800-931-2237, is staffed by trained volunteers who can answer your questions about seeking treatment for yourself or a loved one, finding support groups, assessing your options, and finding information and resources about eating disorders. You can also text NEDA to 741741 for crisis support 24/7.
Clinical Services Coordinators can arrange a free 30 minute Care Consultation so you can explore options with an expert.
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