Getting Help with Eating Disorders
Please always keep in mind that Local 28 MAP’s Counselors and Peers, as well as Beacon MAP, are always available to talk (Contact Info available HERE on the MAP Homepage). Here are some other additional informative and helpful resources to check out:
Beacon Health Options
"An estimated 29 million Americans will have an eating disorder, such as Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge-Eating, at some point in their lives. Characterized by an unhealthy relationship with food and unhealthy weight-regulation practices, eating disorders affect all genders and ages, but women and girls are twice as likely to have an eating disorder as males."
Anorexia: What Is It?
Bulimia: What Is It?
Understanding Eating Disorders in Children and Teens
Helping an Adult Loved One With Binge-eating Disorder
National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
"The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care."
CHAT (Monday - Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday 9am-5pm)
CALL 800-931-2237 (Monday - Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday 11am-5pm)
TEXT: "NEDA" to 741741 for 24/7 crisis support
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)
"At least 30 million Americans are struggling with an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating. For nearly 45 years, ANAD (National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders) has been here to help. We are the leading nonprofit in the U.S. providing free, peer support services to anyone struggling with an eating disorder. Our services include our Helpline, support groups, and mentorship program. Learn more in our new video!"
Eating Disorders Helpline - Call: (888)-375-7767
Crisis Text Line
"The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders estimates that approximately 10% of the population will deal with some sort of eating disorder during their lifetime. Just like mental illness, anyone can be affected by an eating disorder."
7 Signs You Might Have an Eating Disorder
Free 24/7 support at your fingertips
TEXT: "HOME" to 741741
"Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is a community of people who support each other in order to recover from compulsive eating and food behaviors. We welcome everyone who feels they have a problem with food."
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