Referrals & Resources

Eating Disorder Organizations

organizations providing general information, treatment resources, opportunities for training, and peer support:

  • About Face: a non-profit that seeks to educate girls with the knowledge and tools to fight back against a culture that diminishes and disempowers them though harmful media messages. Offering a variety of programs and resources.
  • AED: Academy For Eating Disorders: an international transdisciplinary organization that advocates for treatment, prevention, and research in the field of eating disorders.
  • ANAD: National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Related Disorders: a non-profit whose purpose is to alleviate suffering and provide support to those struggling with eating disorders.
  • APTED: aims to improve efforts in prevention, early detection, direct treatment and training, so as to lessen the incidence of eating disorders and to improve identification and treatment.
  • The Body in Not an Apology: a global movement focused on radical self-love and body empowerment.
  • The Body Positive: Founded to create a healing community that offers freedom from suffocating societal messages that keep people in perpetual struggle with their bodies. Provides training courses to educators and student leaders to help create body positive programs in schools and communities.
  • EDC: Eating Disorders Coalition: Seeks to advance the recognition of eating disorders as a public health priority, throughout the United States.

LQBTQ+ Support Organizations

organizations providing support to transgender and LGBT-Q individuals:

  • National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network: advancing healing justice by transforming mental health for queen and trans people of color.
  • Queer Body Love: provides one-on-one and group support to help individuals shift their relationship with food, their bodies and themselves.
  • T-FFED: Trans Folkx Fighting EDs: a collective of trans/gender diverse folkx and allies whose mission is to address the disproportionately high incidence of eating disorders in trans and gender-diverse individuals through radical community healing, recovery institution reform, empowerment and education.

Books

helpful resources and reading to support recovery

Eating in the Light of the Moon:

How Women Can Transform Their Relationship With Through Myths, Metaphor, and Storytelling

(1996) by Dr. Anita Johnston

Health at Every Size

The Surprising Truth About Your Weight

(2008) by Linda Bacon

8 Keys to Recovery From an Eating Disorder:

Effective Strategies from Therapeutic Practice and Personal Experience

(2011) by Carolyn Costin & Gwen Schubert Grabb

Looking Queer:

Body Image and Identity in Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Communities

(1998) by Dawn Atkins

Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder

Second Edition

(2004) by James Lock and Daniel Le Grange

Self-Love Diet:

The Only Diet That Works

(2013) by Michelle Minero: http://theselflovediet.org

Life Without Ed:

How One Women Declared Independence From Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too

(2003) by Jenni Schaefer and Thom Rutledge

Good-Bye Ed, Hello Me:

Recover From Your Eating Disorder And Fall in Love With Life

(2009) by Jenni Schaefer

Embody:

Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and Quiet that Critical Voice!

(2014) by Connie Sobczak

The Body is not an Apology:

The Power of Radical Self Love

(2018) Sonya Renee Taylor

A Hunger So Wide And So Deep:

A Multiracial View of Women’s Eating Problems

(1994) by Becky Thompson

Upcoming Events

EDRS Annual Conference

Fall, 2020

San Francisco, CA