National Eating Disorders Association

Everyone deserves support for their eating concerns, and NEDA wants to connect you with resources that can help in addition to professional help. These free and low cost support options offer ways to connect with others and provide tools to promote recovery.

Please note that these options do not replace professional treatment. We are listing them as additional support options to supplement recovery or maintenance.

Support Groups

Support groups, though not a replacement for treatment, are a free or low-cost way to gain support from others. NEDA's support group finder can help locate in-person groups and online options.

MEDA Recovery Community

The MEDA Recovery Community provides resources to support eating disorder recovery, available 24/7 from your phone, tablet, or computer. There are resources to support all levels of recovery with new content added each month. In addition to all the tools, Community Connections forums provide a safe space to connect with other folks who just ‘get it.’ 

ANAD Online Support Groups

ANAD’s longest serving program is their eating disorder, self-help support groups. Self-help group support can help tremendously when  someone is suffering with an eating disorder, because it allows them to share what they are feeling and thinking in a safe, non-threatening  environment where they will not be judged for having an eating disorder.

ANAD Recovery Mentors

Would you like to get support from someone who understands what you are going through and feeling? ANAD will pair you up with a Recovery Mentor who has recovered from an eating disorder and will be able to help support you on your own recovery journey.

Project HEAL

Project HEAL is a national nonprofit that is focused on creating equitable access to eating disorder treatment. Through their free programs (Clinical Assessment, Treatment Placement, Insurance Navigation, and Cash Assistance), they help people overcome financial, insurance, and systemic barriers to access the eating disorder healing they need and deserve. In 2022, they helped over 800 people get into eating disorder treatment at every level of care - for free.

The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness Virtual Support Groups

The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness is offering free, weekly, online check-ins to support group members across the country. The Pro-Recovery check-ins are for individuals only, ages 18+, experiencing and/or recovering from eating disorders on Mondays, 7-8:30pm EST & Saturdays, 11am-12:30pm EST. The Friends & Family check-ins are for loved ones of individuals experiencing and/or recovering from eating disorders, only 18+, on Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm. Please note that you will have to register each week for each check-in. Registration will close 1.5 hours before the call.

Recovery Record

Recovery Record is an eating disorder recovery app that can be downloaded on both iPhone and Android devices. Recovery Record takes industry best practice for eating disorder treatment and delivers it on mobile devices. It replaces pen-and-paper therapy homework with a mobile application, with both a client and clinician version, so logged information can be shared with professionals if desired. For more information, click the link below or search for Recovery Record on your mobile device’s App store.


Your Recovery Resource is an online program, created by Robyn Goldberg, RDN, CEDRD-S and Rebecca Clegg, LPC, CEDS-S, for families and loved ones of individuals in eating disorder recovery. This program provides those supporting people in recovery with all the information they need to support their loved one and themselves in a step-by-step, digestible, and organized digital format.