“When we numb [hard feelings], we numb joy, we numb gratitude, we numb happiness.”
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EATING DISORDER RESOURCES

Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)  (www.aedweb.org)

A global, multidisciplinary professional organization that provides cutting-edge professional training and education; inspires new developments in eating disorders research, prevention, and clinical treatments; and is the international source for state-of-the-art information in the field of eating disorders.

Alliance for Eating Disorder Awareness  (www.eatingdisorderinfo.org)

In an effort to prevent eating disorders and promote a positive body image, this resource contains information to help families identify the causes and symptoms of common eating disorders in their loved ones. Their site offers educational presentations, cutting-edge information, and referral, training, advocacy, support, and mentoring services for those currently suffering from eating disorders.

Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA)  (www.bedaonline.com)

A global, multidisciplinary professional organization that provides cutting-edge professional training and education; inspires new developments in eating disorders research, prevention, and clinical treatments; and is the international source for state-of-the-art information in the field of eating disorders.

Eating Disorder Hope  (www.eatingdisorderhope.com)

Promotes ending eating disordered behavior, embracing life, and pursuing recovery. Their mission is to foster appreciation of one's uniqueness and value in the world, unrelated to appearance, achievement, or applause. Eating Disorder Hope offers inspiration, information, eating disorder treatment options and resources to those suffering from eating disorders, their treatment providers, and loved ones. Eating Disorder Hope also provides recovery tools, support groups, articles, events, and more for individuals struggling with bulimia, anorexia, and binge eating disorders.

Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center  (www.edreferral.com)

Dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders, this site offers a comprehensive database of eating disorder treatment professionals both in the United States and abroad. A helpful resource for individuals and their loved ones, this site also provides a thorough library of articles dealing with the latest developments in the causes, social pressures, symptoms, various treatments, and methods of coping with a variety of eating disorders.

International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP)  (www.iaedp.com)

Provides education and certification to health care treatment providers for the purpose of promoting effective treatment. IAEDP's annual symposium is designed especially for treatment professionals working with patients in a therapeutic setting.

National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA)  (www.nationaleatingdisorders.org)

This organization is dedicated to providing education, resources, and support to those affected by eating disorders. Their site provides useful resources and toolkits especially for families, friends, and educators who are coping with a loved one who suffers from eating disorders.