Eating Disorders

Coming together to create a better approach to mental and behavioral health in Oklahoma

HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR EATING DISORDERS

WEBSITES

Mental Health America

mentalhealthamerica.net

Visit Mental Health America’s site for information on mental health, getting help, and taking action.

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

anad.org
This site includes information about eating disorders, how to seek treatment, and support groups for people suffering from eating disorders and their families.

National Council for Behavioral Health

TheNationalCouncil.org
To locate mental health and addictions treatment facilities in your community, use the “Find a Provider”
feature on the National Council’s website.

National Eating Disorders Association

nationaleatingdisorders.org
This site has stories of recovery from eating disorders, information about seeking treatment, and additional resources for school professionals and caregivers.

National Institute of Mental Health

nimh.nih.gov
The National Institute of Mental Health website has links to information about eating disorders.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

samhsa.gov
This website has links to information about eating disorders.

LOCAL

Oklahoma Eating Disorders Association

okeatingdisorders.org

BOOKS

Overcoming Binge Eating. Author Christopher Fairburn. 1995

Overcoming Bulimia: Your Comprehensive, Step-by-step Guide to Recovery. Authors: McCabe, R.E., McFarlane, T.L., and Olmstead, M.P. 2004

Life without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too. Authors: Jenni Schaefer and Thom Rutledge. 2003

SUPPORT GROUPS

American Self- Help Group Clearinghouse
mentalhelp.net/selfhelp
This searchable database lists 1,100 self- help and caregiver support groups, including many for eating disorders. Also listed are local self- help clearinghouses worldwide, research studies, information on starting face- to- face and online groups, and a registry for persons interested in starting national or international self- help groups.

Eating Disorders Anonymous
eatingdisordersanonymous.org
Following the 12- step approach used by Alcoholics Anonymous, Eating Disorders Anonymous can help people struggling with eating disorders. The website lists meetings nationwide.

Overeaters Anonymous
oa.org
Following the 12-step approach used by Alcoholics Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous can help people struggling with compulsive eating and binge eating. The website lists Overeaters Anonymous meetings nationwide.

PODCASTS

Information and links to over 50 podcasts about eating disorders including binge eating, anorexia and bulimia.
player.fm/podcasts/Eating-Disorder

APPS

RR: Eating Disorder Management Recovery Record app is a comprehensive resource that focuses on key approaches to promote recovery and positive body image. Keep a record of the meals you eat and how they made you feel when you ate them through this app. Read reflections and affirmations along your recovery journey, collect “jigsaw pieces” for positive behaviors, and complete questionnaires that’ll help you track your progress over time. You can also link your app to your treatment team so they can provide encouragement and feedback.

Rise Up + Recover: An Eating Disorder Monitoring and Management Tool for Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, and EDNOS is a unique app that allows you to track your meals and how you’re feeling when you eat them. It allows you to transcribe your progress into a PDF printout that you can share with your treatment team. For people looking for quick coping strategies whenever they have an urge to binge or skip a meal, this app offers easy to access coping strategies to encourage you to continue a healthy lifestyle.

recoveryBox Addiction Recovery Toolbox: Designed for addiction recovery and accountability, this app is a sobriety toolset that facilitates tracking of daily life activities easily breaking them down into your “lights”. Breaking habits requires knowing why we do what we do, when do we do it, and coming up with a plan to break the habits.

Disclaimer: OCCHD Wellness Now does not endorse any of the books, podcasts or Apps listed in this document. They have been reported to be helpful by members or the patients that they serve. Some of them may contain explicit language or content. Please see additional information about the Podcasts and Apps by following the hyperlink provided or by visiting iTunes. They are intended to be supplemental resources and are not meant to replace professional medical or behavioral health advice or services.