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Gurze/Salucore Eating Disorders Resource Catalogue

ED Catalogue features high quality articles, resources, books, treatment options, support groups and much more concerning eating disorders and recovery. – Eating Disorder Resources

“While the symptoms of eating disorders revolve around eating, they are more about coping with feelings than they are about food. If you have an eating disorder, you may believe that being thin is the key to being happy, or that if you can control what you eat, you’ll be able to control your life. But the truth is that happiness, confidence, and self-empowerment come from accepting yourself for who you truly are—and that’s only possible with recovery.”


Mirror-Mirror was originally created in 1997 by Colleen Thompson, while she herself was recovering from an eating disorder. In doing so she hoped to provide education and support for others with eating disorders while also educating herself and working through some of the issues that she struggled with personally.

Today the site lives on and its mission is to build upon Colleen Thompson’s work by providing information, education, and support to the community, including people dealing with eating disorders themselves and loved ones that want to support friends or family members with eating disorders. is a blog dedicated to supporting parents who have children who have eating disorders. It provides articles on topics including body image, weight, emotions, parenting, and other issues that parents can learn about while their child is recovering from an eating disorder. – Eating Disorder Resources

“An eating disorder isn’t always visible. Find resources to help yourself or loved ones understand the complex origins, signs, symptoms, and treatments.”

National Eating Disorders Association

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest not-for-profit organization in the United States working to prevent eating disorders and provide treatment referrals to those suffering from anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder and those concerned with body image and weight issues.

At the NEDA site, you may find general information about eating disorders and body image concerns; obtain referrals to treatment centers, doctors, therapists, support groups; purchase educational curriculum, promotional items, videos, books; and learn ways to help by volunteering, interning, and/or advocating.

Eating Disorder Support Groups

Eating Disorders Resource Center

Someone you know is likely battling an eating disorder; possibly a mother, father, daughter, son, neighbor, friend, or colleague – or even yourself. Nearly 10 million women and one million men in the United States suffer from anorexia or bulimia; many millions more from binge eating disorder, disordered eating, body dissatisfaction, and weight concerns.

This resource is a regularly-updated clearinghouse for eating disorders news, research, reports, conferences and opinions.

Facebook Groups – Older Adults with Eating Disorders

This is a “private” group; anyone can search for it, see the membership and request to join, but only members can actually see posts. There are no concrete criteria for admission other than that you share the lived experience of being older in a world that revolves largely around youth. This criterion is vital to the energy of the group. An admin will review your public profile before adding you.

This group is NOT a substitute for eating disorder therapy or treatment, and members will not hesitate to encourage others to seek clinical or emergency care when appropriate. This is not a group intended for teens or young adults.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a 12-step program of recovery for people who suffer from overeating, under-eating, bulimia, or obsession with food or body size. There are no dues or fees, and meetings are open to anyone who wants to stop unhealthy eating behaviors.

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD)

The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorder is a not-for-profit organization offering education, on-line discussion forum, on-line body image course and treatment referrals.


Obesity Help provides a platform for a vibrant community of support featuring many forums for all types of obesity topics and enables you to share appointment dates, before-and-after photos and more so that you can both find the support that you need as well as encourage others on their quests for better health.

Psych Central Forums – Body Dysmorphic Disorder

For information and support about body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).

Psych Central Forums – Eating Disorders

For the discussion and support of folks who deal with eating issues, such as anorexia, bulimia, and overeating.

Recover Your Life

This resource is dedicated to people who self-injure (SI) or self-harm, and those who suffer from eating disorders or depression. Packed with things to do – from distractions and information, to support forums and a chat room.

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Last updated: 29 Feb 2020 (Originally: 23 Oct 2019)
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