Academy for Eating Disorders International:  Health professional organization that promotes research, education, and treatment of eating disorders, and has newsletters

The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness:
Information, community education, professional training, referrals, and Florida support groups

ANAD (National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders):  Phone line, email support, forums, information, resources, school programs, newsletter

ANRED (Anorexia Nervosa & Related Eating Disorders):  Information

Anorexics & Bulimics Anonymous:  International 12 Step group, meetings and literature

Association of Professionals Treating Eating Disorders:  Bay Area (California); training and workshops for professionals; support, referrals, low-fee clinic and treatment finder  for sufferers

BEAT:   UK group, helpline, online support, support groups, resources

BEDA (Binge Eating Disorder Association):  Information, resources, blog

British Columbia Eating Disorders Association: 
Canadian group, education, advocacy, phone, lending library, support group

Butterfly Foundation for Eating Disorders:  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:  UK group, advocacy, professional training, information, articles

Diabulimia Helpline:  Support, education, advocacy, doctor training,

ED Bites:  Blog about science as it relates to eating disorders

Eating Disorders Anonymous:  Free 12-step support groups, chat room

Eating Disorders Association (Australia):  Information, referrals, support groups, lending library, research, training

Eating Disorders Association of New Zealand:   New Zealand group, information, resources

Eating Disorders Association of Northern Ireland:
Northern Ireland group, support groups, phone line, information

Eating Disorders Association of South Australia:  Australian group, support groups, information for professionals, lending library, workshops for sufferers and carers

Eating Disorders Coalition: National organization, advocacy, information, insurance guidelines, articles, videos

The Eating Disorder Foundation:   Denver area organization, education, resources, drop-in support program

Eating Disorder Referral & Information Center:  Resources, articles

Eating Disorders Resource Center: Resources, information and support for public and health professionals

Eating Disorders Victoria Australia:  Australian organization, information, support groups for sufferers and families, helpline, resources

FREED Foundation: For Recovery & Elimination of Eating Disorders, offers scholarships for treatment, provides insurance information

Gurze: Eating disorder books, articles, collection of blogs, resources

Hungry for Change: Information and awareness about eating disorders, provides speakers for schools, blog

The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals:
Organization for professionals who treat eating disorders, webinars, resources, certification

International Federation of Eating Disorder Dieticians:  Listing of dieticians who treat eating disorders

Jenni Schaefer: Author of several eating disorder books, speaker, private coaching and consultation, blog

Journal of Eating Disorders: Peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles

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:  Blog about eating disorders, body image, abuse, and other issues.  Has eating disorder blogs written by men.

MEDA (Multiservice Eating Disorders Association):  Greater Boston area organization, information, resources, assessments, phone line, support groups for sufferers and carers

Men Get Eating Disorders, Too:  British group, information, resources, forums, chat

Mirror-Mirror:  Information, phone line, resources

NAMED (National Association for Males with Eating Disorders, Inc.):  Group for and about men with eating disorders, information, articles, speakers

National Centre for Eating Disorders:  UK organization, information, referrals, assessments, professional training, blogs, help for carers

National Eating Disorders Collaboration:  Australian group, information,


NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association):
Advocacy, information, telephone and chat helpline, educational kits, screening, resources, support groups, forums

Not All Black Girls:  Featuring the book "Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat" by Stephanie Covington Armstrong

Overcoming Overeating: Authors of "Overcoming Overeating" and "When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies", workshops, forums, resources

Overeaters Anonymous: International organization based on 12 steps, support group meetings, newsletter

Project Heal:  Help to Eat Accept & Live, offers scholarships for treatment

SCAN:  Sports, Cardiovascular & Wellness Nutrition, listings for dieticians who treat eating disorders

SEED Eating Disorders Services:  UK organization, support groups, workshops, lending library, articles

Somerset & Wessex Eating Disorders Association:  UK organization, sliding scale counseling and information for sufferers and carers, resources, phone and email support, forums, support groups, library

200 plus online support groups for many issues, including eating disorders, other mental health issues, physical health conditions, bullying, pregnancy, and self-harm  South Yorkshire Eating Disorders Association, information, counseling, support groups, drop-in groups, help for carers, lending library

Ten Mile Morning:  Blog by author of "Ten Mile Morning", the story of a man's recovery from anorexia

Trans Folx Fighting Eating Disorders:  Trans/gender diverse people and their allies seeking to de-stigmatize eating disorders in queer/trans communities,

information, support, advocacy for marginalized communities

Yorkshire Centre for Eating Disorders:  Yorkshire UK group, support groups for sufferers, workshops for carers.


About Face:  Helping females understand and resist harmful media messages that affect their self-esteem and body image; offers workshops in San Francisco area.

Attention People with Body Parts:   International body positive group, uses books, workshops, and guidelines for using art to develop a positive body image

Body Dysmorphic Disorder:  Information about Body Dysmorphic Disorder

The Body Positive:  Workshops, blogs, educational materials, programs for schools, offices and communities, training, help creating programs, videos

Dressing Room Project: 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.

Endangered Bodies: International organization promoting positive body image; blog

Geneen Roth:  Author of several books about eating disorders, food, women and self-esteem issues; offers retreats, workshops, online help, articles, videos

Operation Beautiful:  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:  California group supporting body positive and self-esteem messages; offers school programs, street art workshops, birthday parties for kids, beauty cards, blog

Weightless:  A blog by Margarita Tartakovsky about body image, weight issues and freedom from numbers


Aphrodite Wounded:, information and education about sexual and physical abuse for survivors, those who love them, and professionals

Domestic Abuse Hotline for Men & Women:  Hotline, support, information, referrals, emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline: Hotline, information, support, referrals, escape plans

Pandora's Project:   Support and resources for survivors of rape and sexual abuse, blogs, forums

Prevent Child Abuse: Organization to prevent child maltreatment, resources, advocacy, community groups, information, articles

RAINN:  Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, hotline, online support, information, advocacy, resources, campus programs, speakers

The Red Flag Campaign:  Information to address and prevent dating violence in college

Stop It Now:  Education, resources, online help center for child abuse

Survivors Art Foundation:  Encourages healing and empowering of abuse and trauma survivors through the arts, online gallery of work

Zentactics:  Site by an abuse survivor with articles about abuse, depression, and related issues

LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender):

Gay Straight Alliance Network:  National organization bringing together LGBT and their allies in high school and middle school chapters

It Gets Better:  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:  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

The Trevor Project:  LGBT crisis and suicide intervention for ages 13-24, hotline, text, chat, information, resources


Alcoholics Anonymous: International organization, free 12 step program for alcoholics, support groups, information for alcoholics, loved ones, and professionals, videos, e-books

Narcotics Anonymous:  International organization, free 12 step program for addicts, support groups, information for addicts, loved ones and professionals, videos, e-books


Active Minds:  National organization raising mental health awareness with college students

Centre for Clinical Interventions: Western Australian organization; information about eating disorders and other mental health issues, offers treatment, referrals, workbooks, research and training

Cult Hotline & Clinic:  Hotline, information, and referrals for people in cults and those who want to help them

Healthy Place:  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:   Guideline 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

Mental Health:  Articles on many mental health conditions

Mental Help:  Blogs, articles, resources for depression and other mental illnesses

Mind:  UK mental health organization; information, helpline, legal advice, professional training

National Alliance on Mental Health:  Organization for mental health issues, offers education, support, advocacy, helpline, forums

National Institute of Mental Health:    1-301-443-4513  National organization for mental health issues, information, articles, education resources

Psych Central:  Information, articles and blogs about many issues, such as eating disorders, anxiety, depression, autism, OCD, parenting, grief, and more

Psychology Today:  Articles about issues such as eating disorders, anxiety, depression, therapy, relationships, and many more subjects, resources, information


Beyond Blue:   Australian organization, support for depression and anxiety, hotline, chat, forums, information, resources

Depression:  New Zealand organization, depression resources, information and helpline

Depression Guide:  Articles and information about depression and related issues

Help for Depression:  Articles and information

The Lowdown:  New Zealand group, information about depression, support via text and phone

Panic Disorder Information Line:  1-800-647-2642  Provides written information and resources

ADD/ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder):

ADD Resources:  Information, resources

ADDers:  Information, referrals, forums 

Attention Deficit Disorder Association: Information, referral, advocacy

Children & Adults with ADD/ADHD: Information, resources, advocacy

OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder):

The International OCD Foundation:  Offers information and resources for treatment, support groups, phone help, and more

PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder):

Gift From Within:   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 Central:   Articles, information, books, support groups, bulletin boards for borderline personality disorder, as well as narcissistic disorder

Borderline Personality Information:

DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder (aka Multiple Personalities):

International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation: 
International organization offering information and education related to trauma and DID for sufferers and professionals

We R Many:  Peer support and chat room for people with DID

SELF-INJURY:  Self Abuse Finally Ends organization, help line, articles, resources, treatment  Information, resources, articles, forums


Covenant House:   1-800-999-9999 or 1-800-RUNAWAY  24-hour support, assistance and referrals for runaways and teens in crisis.

Youthline:  New Zealand group, support via hotline, text, and email, counseling, information, training, newsletter

Also see:  LGBT section


Planet Sark:  Books, posters and other life positive items and ideas related to daring to dream, being creative and joyful

Soul Pancake:   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"


See our list of Hotlines.


Exhale: Abortion support, videos, blogs, phone support


Finding Low Cost Dental Care:  Part of the National Institutes of Health, lists resources for low cost dental care, which is often a concern for people with eating disorders.


Hynotherapy  UK listing of qualified treatment professionals, articles and news.

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


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.