To the right is a list of resources related to eating disorder recovery and the perinatal period that are intended to provide information and support. Dr Linda Shanti does not endorse any specific treatment listed within these resources.
Eating Disorder Recovery Resources (National):
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
NEDA is a nonprofit organization that supports individuals affected by eating disorders and their loved ones. NEDA provides information, education, and treatment resources. The NEDA Helplineis open Monday- Thursday 9AM-9PM (Eastern Time) and Friday 9AM-5PM. 1(800) 931-2237
The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc. (ANAD)
ANAD is a non-profit organization that works for awareness, advocacy, treatment, and prevention of eating disorders. ANAD offers Support Groups, Recovery Mentors, and Toolkits. ANAD also has a Helpline 1(630) 577-1330 (Monday through Friday, 9AM-5PM Central time).
Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA)
BEDA is a non-profit organization that works for recognition, prevention, and treatment of binge eating disorder (BED) and associated weight stigma. Through outreach, education, advocacy, and weight stigma toolkits, BEDA provides awareness and treatment resources for BED.
Association for Size Diversity and Health
The Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH) is nonprofit organization dedicated to the Health At Every Size® (HAES) principles. The HAES movement is a movement working to promote acceptance of all sizes and end weight stigma.
Overeaters Anonymous (OA) and Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA)
OA.org and EatingDisordersAnonymous.org
OA and EDA are 12-step programs for people with problems related to food including, but not limited to, compulsive overeating, bingeing, purging, and restricting. They are low-fee, community resource drop-in groups for recovery support. Because OA and EDA are peer-led support groups, they do not offer professional treatment or support that can be provided by a nutritionist, therapist, doctor, or psychiatrist. Any particular food plan followed in 12 step program is not endorsed by the author. Note:12-step programs have a spiritual approach to recovery. If you are looking for a secular support group, please see above listed resources or contact your local eating disorder treatment program(s), as many offer community groups or can refer you to a therapist-led, secular support group. (The Lotus collaborative, listed next, offers a free support group on Sundays in San Francisco).
Eating Disorder Recovery Resources (Local):
The Lotus Collaborative
The Lotus Collaborative is an eating disorder treatment program that offers holistic Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and day Treatment (PHP) levels of care. They also offer a free recovery support group Sunday afternoons in san Francisco, 1:00-2:30pm You must RSVP by email or phone to attend your first session. (For more information, click on link).
Woodleaf Eating Disorder Center
Woodleaf is an Intensive Outpatient program in San Francisco that offers evening treatment to those who are needing more than once/week therapy, but are able to and wanting to continue working while working on their recovery.
Postpartum Support International (PSI)
Postpartum Support International (PSI) was created to increase awareness about perinatal mood disorders that women and men can experience during pregnancy and postpartum. PSI shares information and resources through its volunteer coordinators, website, and annual conference. It provides a wealth of information and online support, as well as advocates for research and legislation to support perinatal mental health. PSI’s toll-free Help Line 1(800) 944-4PPD (4773) can refer callers to appropriate local resources, including emergency services.
Postpartum progress is a blog dedicated to maternal mental illness and recovery. The blog offers information, support, and hope for pregnant and new moms who experience perinatal mood disorders, including anxiety, depression, bipolar, OCD, or psychosis. Note: This resource is a blog, not a treatment or referral service.
The Seleni Institute is a nonprofit organization supporting the emotional health of individuals and families during the early parenting years. Selini offers services and support on a broad range of topics including (but not limited to) infertility, miscarriage, and perinatal mood disorders.