National Eating Disorders Association

  1. Online chat

    Online Chat

    Monday—Thursday 9am—9pm ET

    Friday 9am—5pm ET

  2. Call NEDA's eating disorders helpline


    (800) 931-2237

    Monday—Thursday 11am—9pm ET

    Friday 11am—5pm ET

    Translation services are available on the phone.

  3. Text NEDA's eating disorders helpline


    (800) 931-2237

    Monday—Thursday 3pm—6pm ET

    Friday 1pm—5pm ET

    Standard text messaging rates may apply.

Contact the NEDA Helpline for support, resources, and treatment options for yourself or a loved one who is struggling with an eating disorder. Helpline volunteers are trained to help you find the support and information you need. Please note that our Helpline is not a substitute for professional help. We cannot provide any kind of advice or ongoing support. We are happy to listen to your concerns, provide information on eating disorders, help you locate professional help, and explore support options. Reach out today!

You can always leave a message for the Helpline if it is not currently available, and we will return your call or message promptly.

Crisis Text Line

If you are in a crisis and need help immediately, text “NEDA” to 741741 to be connected with a trained volunteer at Crisis Text Line. Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 support via text message to individuals who are struggling with mental health, including eating disorders, and are experiencing crisis situations.

Holiday Closure Information

The Helpline will be closed on Friday, August 19th, and Friday, August 26th to give our team a chance to rest. Our front line team members have been there for our community through a high volume and intense period lasting for more than two years. Thank you for your patience as our team rests; they will return shortly ready to support you with their best efforts.

  • Saturday, January 1, 2022 (New Years Day)
  • Monday, January 17, 2022 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
  • Monday, May 30, 2022 (Memorial Day)
  • Monday, July 4, 2022 (Independence Day)
  • Monday, September 5, 2022 (Labor Day)
  • Thursday, November 24, 2022 (Thanksgiving Day)
    • Helpline will offer holiday chat hours 12pm-8pm ET on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Friday, November 25, 2022 (Friday after Thanksgiving)
  • Sunday, December 25, 2022 (Christmas Day)
  • Monday, December 26, 2022 (Christmas Day observed)
  • Friday, December 31, 2022 (New Year's Day observed)