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National Eating Disorders Helpline

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.

General Info

Varies by mode of contact
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Contact Info

(800) 931-2237


  • Find the organization's hours and ways to call, text, or online chat the helpline here.
  • If you are in a crisis and need help immediately, text “NEDA” to 741741 to be connected with a trained volunteer at Crisis Text Line, a 24/7 support via text message to individuals who are struggling with mental health, including eating disorders, and are experiencing crisis situations.
  • Explore ways to get involved with NEDA through NEDA Walks, legislative advocacy, volunteer, and more here.
  • You can find a safe and confidential place to ask for support from others going through similar issues here.
  • You can find an online screening here to help you figure out what is going on and determine if it's time to seek professional help.
  • You can use the treatment map here to locate providers or treatment facilities near you. If options are limited in your area, please contact NEDA again and one of their trained volunteers will be happy to make an extensive search for you.
  • If you want to help a loved one struggling with an eating order, find more information and resources here.
  • Find answers to logistical questions such as insurance, medical consequences, questions to ask when choosing a treatment provider, and more here.
  • Explore free and low cost support options here to connect with others and find tools that promote recovery.
  • Learn about recovery and relapse of eating disorders here.
  • Learn about the latest research, recommendations, and more information about eating disorders through blogs here.
  • Learn about eating disorders and the National Eating Disorders Association through videos and recorded webinars here.
  • Find ways to plan educational events and activities in your community to inform others about eating disorders here.
  • NEDA community members lead10-20 minute check-ins, activities, and presentations everyday and provide recordings of these live sessions here.