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.

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