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Help is available and you are not alone. Let the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) be part of your support network by utilizing our many programs and services.

The NEDA Helpline is often an initial step for those suffering from an eating disorder or their loved ones. Trained Helpline volunteers are available to answer your questions about seeking treatment for yourself or a loved one, finding support groups, assessing your options, and finding information and resources about eating disorders.

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Resources for Loved Ones

Loved ones play an important role in recovery and also need their own support throughout the journey. Navigating the process can sometimes be a challenge, but you are not alone and NEDA has a multitude of resources tailored to the unique needs of those in support roles.

Toolkits & Guides

Parent Toolkit
The NEDA Parent Toolkit is for anyone who wants to understand more about how to support a family member or friend affected by an eating disorder. You will find answers to your insurance questions; signs, symptoms, and medical consequences; information about treatment and levels of care; and questions to ask when choosing a treatment provider.
Educator Toolkit
The NEDA Educator Toolkit is a resource for educators, staff who work in a school setting, or those who work with youth outside of school. If you want to understand more about eating disorders and how to support students and young people who may be affected, this information will help you.
Coach & Athletic Trainer Toolkit
Athletics are a great way to build self-esteem, promote physical conditioning, and demonstrate the value of teamwork, but the pressure to win and an emphasis on body weight and shape can create a toxic combination.
Workplace Toolkit
Maintaining a healthy workplace environment is vital to the happiness and productivity of your organization. If an employee or coworker is struggling with an undetected eating disorder or disordered eating, it can take a major toll on them. Encourage eating disorders screenings to improve overall workplace wellness and to get help to those who need it.
Medical Professionals Toolkit
Medical professionals should be at the front lines of eating disorders prevention, intervention, and treatment; improved education is vital to creating a culture that provides pathways to support for those struggling.
Child Obesity & Eating Disorder Guidelines
As anti-obesity programs, particularly those geared towards children, become more widespread, there is a need to ensure that these programs do not promote disordered behaviors, body dissatisfaction, and eating disorders. The American Academy of Pediatrics found that successful prevention of both eating disorders and obesity should promote healthy, balanced behaviors, not restriction or weight loss.