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You are supported.

I hear from people of all ages and identities seeking support for their eating disorders, anxiety, or other mental health challenges. Although I try my best to respond to each person individually and hold space for their bravery in seeking help, I’m not able to respond to everyone or provide professional advice. This page is a list of resources that will hopefully help point you in the direction of healing that’s right for you.


Immediate support.

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If you or a loved one are in immediate danger, please dial your local emergency number (911 in the U.S.).

Hotlines

NEDA Helpline at (800) 931-2237 or online here.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233.

Rape, Sexual Assault, Abuse, and Incest National Network Hotline at (800) 656-HOPE

 
 

Articles written by Maris.

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So you think you have an eating disorder.

This blog post outlines the different kinds of disordered eating, answers frequently asked questions about recovery, and provides outside resources for support.

Give this post a read if you:

  • Think you may be struggling with an eating disorder.

  • Don’t know where to begin your recovery journey.

  • Are confused about what eating disorders are and who they affect.

 
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How to support loved ones in recovery

This blog post is geared towards those with loved ones struggling with an eating disorder. Although it is not professional advice, it does offer insight from someone who has dealt with their own eating disorder. This post contains things I wish my family had known when I was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa.

Read this post if you:

  • Have a friend, child, or loved one struggling with an eating disorder.

  • Want to learn how to be an ally to those in recovery.

  • Are feeling confused about what it’s like to experience an eating disorder.

 
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mental illness is not a fatal flaw

This post dives into the fear of relapse or “failure” in recovery. It discusses the reality of recovering from an eating disorder and the hope that lies on the other side of releasing perfectionism.

Read this post if you:

  • Are worried about relapsing or have experienced a relapse.

  • Are concerned about what it means to “fail” at recovery.

  • Want to learn more about the realities of mental illness.

 

Outside resources.

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project heal

Project Heal is committed to helping people access support at all stages of recovery.

Through peer mentorship, treatment grants, and volunteer chapters, they are bringing the hope of full recovery to communities across the country.

Learn more: https://www.theprojectheal.org/

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Eat, Breathe, Thrive

Eat Breathe Thrive is a not-for-profit organization that aims to prevent and help individuals overcome eating disorders. Their mission is to provide skills and resources for healthy eating, emotional resilience, and positive embodiment. Their trainings give yoga teachers, mental health professionals, educators, and everyday people skills to support mindful eating, emotional resilience, and body confidence.

Learn more: https://www.eatbreathethrive.org/

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NEDA

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.

Learn more: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/help-support

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NAMI

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Learn more: https://www.nami.org/

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Yoga to Cope

Yoga to Cope is a nonprofit organization aiming to provide completely free, online, yoga-based resources for people coping with trauma, pre-trauma, grief, depression, and the like.

Learn more: https://www.yogatocope.org/