If you, a friend, a family member, or someone you know is struggling with disordered eating, resources are available:
There is a commonly held misconception that eating disorders are a lifestyle choice. Eating disorders are actually serious and often fatal illnesses that are associated with severe disturbances in people’s eating behaviors and related thoughts and emotions. Learn more about signs, symptoms and treatment.
Coping with an eating disorder isn’t easy. But if you or a family member or friend is struggling, there is help. NAMI and NAMI Affiliates are there to provide you with support for you and your family and information about community resources.
The Renfrew Center has been a pioneer in the treatment of eating disorders since 1985. With 17 locations throughout the country, Renfrew has helped more than 75,000 adolescent girls and women with eating disorders and other behavioral health issues move toward recovery.
Residential Location: 475 Spring Lane Philadelphia, PA 19127
Phone: 1-800-RENFREW (736-3739)
National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) is the leading 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization in the United States campaigning for prevention, improved access to quality treatment, and increased research funding to better understand and treat eating disorders. They work with partners and volunteers to develop programs and tools to help everyone who seeks assistance.
If you are a young person who would like more information about eating disorders, visit this site to learn more.
If you are afraid of weight gain or worried about your eating habits, take a quick anonymous screening. This quick check-up will help you to decide if you need information, support or treatment.
Find a support group in your area so that you do not struggle alone.