eating disorder resources

learn about…
Anorexia Nervosa
Bulimia Nervosa
Binge eating disorder (BED)
Orthorexia Nervosa
Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorder (OSFED)

health consequences of eating disorders
reduced resting metabolic rate, bowel problems, inability to menstruate, seizures, food obsession, osteoporosis, dry skin, damage to teeth and throat (from vomiting), hair loss, fertility issues, stomach rupture (from binge eating), esophagus rupture (from vomiting), heart attack, pancreatitis, morality, and much more (read more here)

eating disorder screening tool by NEDA

helplines:

Beat

the UK’s eating disorder charity – helplines are open 365 days a year from 9am–8pm during the week, and 4pm–8pm on weekends and bank holidays

phone: 0808 801 0677 (over 18s)
0808 801 0711 (under 18s)
0808 801 0811 (students)

one-to-one webchat: click here

worldwide list of eating disorder organisations

how to support people with eating disorders:
supporting a loved one
eating disorders: a guide for friends and family (pdf by BEAT)
supporting someone with binge eating disorder: a guide (pdf by BEAT)

books that helped me a lot:
anti-diet by Christy Harrison (2019)
intuitive eating: a revolutionary program that works by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch (2020 – 4th edition)
fearing the black body by Sabrina Strings (2019)