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. In this time of great uncertainty and disturbance we face the added danger that isolation brings to those among us who are struggling with an eating disorder. Please refer to this list to explore recovery pathways with virtual support. 

NEDA Connections Video Series

Given the current state of our world, NEDA recognizes the importance of prioritizing connection and community, which is why we are launching our new NEDA Connections series. Each day, we will join you via video for 10-20 minute check-ins, resources, activities, and presentations from various NEDA community leaders such as staff, volunteers, eating disorders professionals, and more.

NEDA Helpline

Contact the Helpline for support, resources and treatment options for yourself or a loved one. Helpline volunteers are trained to help you find the information and support you are looking for. Reach out today! 

NEDA Network Virtual Support Groups

The NEDA Network is a partnership between NEDA and other mission-aligned organizations dedicated to advancing the field of eating disorders and building a community of support and hope. With nearly 20 member organizations, the NEDA Network provides a unified voice in the fight against eating disorders. The following is a list of virtual support group options offered by some of these Network organizations.

COVID-19 Forum

The NEDA Forums now includes a COVID-19 forum to provide a safe space to discuss concerns about COVID-19 and to get support for your eating disorder during this global crisis. All participants are required to agree to the community guildelines. Non-compliance may result in banning future participation on the forums. The Forums are 24/7 and are moderated by volunteers trained by NEDA. Please contact [email protected] for any questions or concerns.

Free and Low-Cost Support

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.

On the @covid19eatingsupport Instagram page, Health at Every Size (HAES)®-based clinicians offer live meal support every 2 hours beginning at 8am EDT daily. 

NEDA Founders and eating disorders experts are participating in Morning Side Chats in the Living Room. This free virtual series for the community will provide live support for recovery, healing, and growth on Saturday mornings at 11 am Eastern. RSVP here! These sessions are hosted in memory of the late CEO of NEDA, Lynn Grefe.

To view the schedule please click here >

NEDA is here to support you during the evolving COVID-19 outbreak. The health of our community, especially those who are most vulnerable to the virus' serious complications, remains paramount. To access resources that can provide free and low-cost support, please click here.

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