Anorexics & Bulimics Anonymous:www.aba12steps.org International 12 Step group, meetings and literature
Association of Professionals Treating Eating Disorders: http://www.aptedsf.com/ Bay Area (California); training and workshops for professionals; support, referrals, low-fee clinic and treatment finder for sufferers
Butterfly Foundation for Eating Disorders:http://thebutterflyfoundation.org.au/ Australian organization, workshops, articles, advocacy, phone line, counseling, free online counseling, financial assistance for treatment, support groups for sufferers and carers
Diabetics with Eating Disorders:http://www.dwed.org.uk/ UK group, advocacy, professional training, information, articles
Diabulimia Helpline: http://www.diabulimiahelpline.org/ Support, education, advocacy, doctor training,
Lauren Greenfield: http://www.laurengreenfield.comDocumentary filmmaker and photographer, whose work often focuses on beauty and youth related cultural issues. Director of "Thin", which followed 4 women in an inpatient program for eating disorders.
Liberone Network:http://www.liberonetwork.com/ Blog about eating disorders, body image, abuse, and other issues. Has eating disorder blogs written by men.
MEDA (Multiservice Eating Disorders Association):http://www.medainc.org Greater Boston area organization, information, resources, assessments, phone line, support groups for sufferers and carers
Somerset & Wessex Eating Disorders Association: http://www.swedauk.org/ UK organization, sliding scale counseling and information for sufferers and carers, resources, phone and email support, forums, support groups, library
The Body Positive: http://thebodypositive.org/ Workshops, blogs, educational materials, programs for schools, offices and communities, training, help creating programs, videos
Dressing Room Project: http://www.thedressingroomproject.org/ Organization whose mission is creating artistic cards promoting positive body image, and leaving them in dressing rooms and other places for women to find; offers workshops.
Geneen Roth: http://www.geneenroth.com/ Author of several books about eating disorders, food, women and self-esteem issues; offers retreats, workshops, online help, articles, videos
Operation Beautiful:http://www.operationbeautiful.com/ Organization whose mission is to post positive, anonymous notes in public places for other people to find, with the goal of promoting positive body image and self-talk; blogs
Rewrite Beautiful:http://www.rewritebeautiful.org/ California group supporting body positive and self-esteem messages; offers school programs, street art workshops, birthday parties for kids, beauty cards, blog
Gay Straight Alliance Network:http://www.gsanetwork.org/ National organization bringing together LGBT and their allies in high school and middle school chapters
It Gets Better:http://www.itgetsbetter.org/ Organization created to inspire and give hope to the LGBT youth community struggling with difficulty in coming out or being out, international affiliates, videos, blogs, education for the legal profession
PFLAG: www.pflag.org Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays, national organization offering education and advocacy for the LGBT community and their loved ones, support groups, phone line, school program training, college scholarships
Alcoholics Anonymous:http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org/ International organization, free 12 step program for alcoholics, support groups, information for alcoholics, loved ones, and professionals, videos, e-books
Narcotics Anonymous: http://www.na.org/ International organization, free 12 step program for addicts, support groups, information for addicts, loved ones and professionals, videos, e-books
Centre for Clinical Interventions: http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au Western Australian organization; information about eating disorders and other mental health issues, offers treatment, referrals, workbooks, research and training
Cult Hotline & Clinic:http://www.cultclinic.org/ Hotline, information, and referrals for people in cults and those who want to help them
Healthy Place: http://www.healthyplace.com/ Mental health site, blogs, forums, chat, articles, information about many mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, OCD, DID, self-injury and others
How to Talk to Someone with a Mental Illness: http://www.eastcommunity.org/shop/images/leap.pdfGuideline originally about psychosis, but a lot of it is a good outline for talking to someone you love who has an eating disorder or other mental illness
The International OCD Foundation: http://www.ocfoundation.org/ Offers information and resources for treatment, support groups, phone help, and more
PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder):
Gift From Within:http://www.giftfromwithin.org/ Information about PTSD and trauma for sufferers and carers, educational material, articles, books, resources, webcasts, podcasts, DVDs and CDs, peer email support, resources, poetry
BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER:
Borderline Personality Disorder Central: http://www.bpdcentral.com/ Articles, information, books, support groups, bulletin boards for borderline personality disorder, as well as narcissistic disorder
DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder (aka Multiple Personalities):
International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation: http://www.issd.org/ International organization offering information and education related to trauma and DID for sufferers and professionals
Covenant House: 1-800-999-9999 or 1-800-RUNAWAY 24-hour support, assistance and referrals for runaways and teens in crisis.
Youthline:http://www.youthline.co.nz/ New Zealand group, support via hotline, text, and email, counseling, information, training, newsletter
Also see: LGBT section
Planet Sark:http://planetsark.com/ Books, posters and other life positive items and ideas related to daring to dream, being creative and joyful
Soul Pancake:http://soulpancake.com/ Online conversations, videos and ideas about living a more positive life, including art, culture, spirituality, philosophy, love and humor; co-created by actor Rainn Wilson of "The Office"
Supportgroups.com: http://www.supportgroups.com/ 200 plus online support groups for many issues, including eating disorders, other mental health issues, physical health conditions, bullying, pregnancy, and self-harm
RESOURCES & ORGANIZATIONS
An extensive listing of places to call or surf online. There are eating disorder groups, as well as options for body image, mental health, abuse, addiction, self-injury, LGBT, suicide hotlines, and other issues. National and international groups are included.