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    University of North Carolina Eating Disorders Program

    The UNC program is a model evidence-informed, comprehensive, university-based program providing the highest standard of care for individuals with eating disorders and their families. Our program is our people. The UNC faculty and staff work with you to understand the unique needs of each patient and family and to develop a treatment plan accordingly. The UNC treatment program is enriched by being on the leading edge of clinical and basic research. From bench to bedside, basic researchers associated with the program are working to understand the causes of eating disorders and clinical researchers are developing novel methods to enhance and tailor treatment.

    Visit www.unceatingdisorders.org

    Contact Information:

    UNC Eating Disorders Program
    Neurosciences Hospital
    101 Manning Drive
    CB #7160
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599

    Phone: 919-966-7012

    Fax: 919-843-5601



    Woman in the Mirror Blog

    A place to reflect. I invite you to share your mirror stories on the Woman in the Mirror Blog. I’ll be posting stories from around the world that women and men submit either on the blog or via email at womaninthemirrorbook@gmail.com. I’ll also post mirror stories in the news and any relevant science about mirrors.

    Visit http://womaninthemirrorblog.wordpress.com


    UNC Exchanges Blog

    The UNC Eating Disorders blog, “Exchanges” provide regular updates on topic of interest to the eating disorders community. Topics include book reviews, new research findings, controversial topics in the literature, and what’s happening inside the UNC Eating Disorders Program.

    Visit http://uncexchanges.wordpress.com/



    UNC Eating Disorders Podcast Series

    The UNC Eating Disorders Program has developed a series of podcasts to inform the public about eating disorders. Topics range from how to talk to a friend or loved one, family-based treatment, eating disorders and anxiety, to eating disorders in the Latino community. Podcasts can be accessed via iTunes keyword UNC Eating Disorders.



    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

    Long recognized as a go to source for all things mental health, The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) offers a wide variety of information and services for those in need. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) provides information to help people better understand mental health, mental disorders, and behavioral problems. NIMH does not provide referrals to mental health professionals or treatment for mental health problems.

    Contact information:

    6001 Executive Boulevard
    Room 8184, MSC 9663
    Bethesda, MD 20892-9663

    Telephone: 1-866-615-6464 toll-free or (301) 443-4513

    Fax: (301) 443-4279

    E-mail: nimhinfo@nih.gov

    Website: www.nimh.nih.gov

    National Institute of Mental Health

    follow @NIMHgov



    Dove Campaign for Real Beauty


    Excellent resources for building self-esteem, appreciating real women, and gaining self-confidence.

    DOVE campaign for Real Beauty



    Girls Inc.


    The Girls Inc. website for girls offers unique online activities that guide girls through the entire goal-setting process, interviews with accomplished women and girls, and education and career planning resources.

    Girls Incorporated

    follow @girls_inc



    Creating a Nation of Confident Women and Girls


    Website devoted to promoting positive self-esteem in females of all ages.

    Jess Weiner

    follow @JessWeiner



    Wired Kids


    This website provides effective tips for parents on how best to manage and monitor their children’s internet use.


    Resources for Moms



    BabyCenter provides moms with trusted advice from hundreds of experts around the globe, medical advisory board-approved information, friendship with other moms, and support at every stage of their child’s development.

    Website: www.babycenter.com


    follow @BabyCenter




    Babble’s mission is to tell the truth about parenting, to bypass the clichés and dig into the magical and maddening reality. Babble tries to make this challenge easier, to help parents navigate and keep pace with the modern, ever-changing world of parenting while building a community of like-minded parents.

    Website: www.babble.com


    follow @BabbleEditors, @Strollerderby, @BabbleCelebrity and @BabbleFood





    CafeMom is the largest and fastest-growing social network for moms. CafeMom is focused on creating a great site for moms that is somewhere they can come to get advice, feel supported, or just relax.

    Website: http://www.cafemom.com/


    follow @cafemom




    The New York Times Motherlode blog by Lisa Belkin explores the issues of parenting, from parent-babysitter relations to the right amount of praise for children.

    Website: http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/

    follow @NYTMotherlode


    Eating Disorder and Body-Esteem Related Resources


    Academy for Eating Disorders

    The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) strives for both education and practicality as it grows along with the number of eating disorder cases it sees every year. Advocacy and understanding are the foundations of this well-respected academy.

    The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) is a global, multidisciplinary professional organization that provides cutting-edge professional training and education, inspires new developments in eating disorders research, prevention, and clinical treatments, and is the international source for state-of-the-art information in the field of eating disorders.

    Contact information:

    AED Headquarters
    111 Deer Lake Road, Suite 100
    Deerfield, IL 60015 USA

    E-mail: info@aedweb.org
    Telephone: 847-498-4274
    Facsimile: 847-480-9282

    Website: www.aedweb.org

    Academy for Eating Disorders

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    Eating Disorders Coalition

    The Eating Disorders Coalition’s mission is “… to advance the federal recognition of eating disorders as a public health priority.” This is the group that lobbies on Capitol Hill in order to improve funding for research, treatment, and education of eating disorders. They also work towards better insurance coverage and the recognition of eating disorders as serious illnesses worthy of adequate insurance coverage.

    Contact information:

    Eating Disorders Coalition
    611 Pennsylvania Avenue SE #423
    Washington, DC 20003-4303 USA

    Telephone: 202-543-9570

    Website: www.eatingdisorderscoalition.org

    Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy & Action



    National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

    The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest not-for-profit organization in the United States working to prevent eating disorders and provide treatment referrals to those suffering from anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder and those concerned with body image and weight issues. NEDA sponsors National Eating Disorders Awareness Week which takes place every year in February.

    For more information, contact the National Eating Disorders Association at
    603 Stewart St., Suite 803, Seattle, WA 98101 USA
    Business Office: (206) 382-3587
    Toll-free Information and Referral Helpline: (800) 931-2237

    Email: info@NationalEatingDisorders.org

    Website: www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

    National Eating Disorders Association

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    Binge Eating Disorder Association

    Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) was founded to help those who have binge eating disorder, their friends and family, and those who treat the disorder.

    BEDA provides the individuals who suffer from binge eating disorder the recognition and resources they deserve to begin a safe journey toward a healthy recovery. BEDA also serves as a resource for providers of all kinds to prevent, diagnose, and treat the disorder.

    By establishing strong connections among members and sister organizations, BEDA’s goal is to give everyone access to the tools they need to live with, treat, and, ultimately, prevent the disorder.

    Contact information:

    Binge Eating Disorder Association, Inc.
    550M Ritchie Hwy, #271
    Severna Park, MD 21146 USA

    Telephone: 443-597-0066

    Fax: 410-544-4640

    E-mail: info@bedaonline.com

    Website: www.bedaonline.com

    Binge Eating Disorder Association

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    Families Empowered And Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders

    F.E.A.S.T. is an international organization of and for parents and caregivers to help loved ones recover from eating disorders by providing information and mutual support, promoting evidence-based treatment, and advocating for research and education to reduce the suffering associated with eating disorders.

    Contact information:

    P.O. Box 331
    Warrenton, VA 20188 USA

    Phone: 540-227-8518

    Skype Name: F.E.A.S.T.

    Website: http://www.feast-ed.org/

    Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders

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