Eating disorders are the second deadliest mental illness, behind only opioid overdose. Around 9% of Americans suffer from eating disorders, which is nearly 29 million individuals. Over a quarter of those with an eating disorder attempt suicide. Less than 6% of those with an eating disorder are considered medically underweight.
So what is an eating disorder? There happen to be several. Among them are anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating, compulsive overeating, night eating syndrome, pica, rumination disorder, and avoidant restrictive food intake disorder. Click here to learn more about causes and types of eating disorders.
Simply put, there are not enough resources available for eating disorder treatment. Not to mention, the majority of those with an eating disorder fail to seek treatment at all. We want to change that for the better. Here are three eating disorder helplines that are free and confidential. Call today.
Call us anytime at 855-945-4310 to reach a behavioral health specialist who can provide counseling, information, and resources for eating disorder treatment. You may also visit our homepage where you’ll find access to a wealth of more info, including an option to have a specialist call you directly.
The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) exists to provide free peer support services to anyone battling with an eating disorder. Call the helpline anytime at 888-375-7767 for counseling, treatment referrals and more, or visit the ANAD website by clicking here.
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is a nonprofit dedicated to supporting those affected by eating disorders. Call their helpline at 800-931-2237 from Monday to Thursday 11am-9pm or on Fridays 11am-5pm. You may also text the same number from Mon-Thurs 3pm-6pm or Fridays 1pm-5pm. Visit the NEDA website by clicking here.