Resources For People With Eating Disorders

July 14, 2021

By: Geoffrey McMain

Edited by: Kaitlin Graham

Eating Disorders are serious emotional and medical problems that are typically best dealt with professional support and therapy. Here is a collection of qualified national and local organizations to help those with Eating Disorders or body image issues.


National Resources

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

NEDA is the nation’s largest nonprofit dedicated to providing support for eating disorders. Some of their services include: Screening, a national helpline, treatment programs, and support groups.


Eating Recovery Center

The Eating Recovery Center is an international organization that offers comprehensive treatment for eating disorders. “Eating Recovery Center’s mission is to provide the very best care to patients, families and providers of care in the treatment of, and recovery from, eating disorders and related conditions.”


National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

ANAD has been offering free services for eating disorders for 45 years, with their strategy focusing on peer support at every stage of an eating disorder.


According to their website, “The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness is the leading national nonprofit organization providing referrals, education, and support for all eating disorders.”


Local Resources

Eating Disorder Solutions

Eating Disorder Solutions operates a full residential treatment center located in North Dallas where they offer not only residential care but also outpatient services. Their Chimney Hill Center is renowned as a safe and comfortable environment dedicated to helping patients in-need.


Santé Center

Sant‌é Center for Healing

The Santé Center, located in Argyle, Texas, has been providing eating disorder and addiction treatment since 1996. Their mission is “to address addictive behaviors and associated conditions with an integrated addiction treatment model, drawing from traditional and innovative approaches.”


UT Southwestern Center for Pediatric Eating Disorders

UT Southwestern’s Center for Pediatric Eating Disorders offers partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs aimed at adolescents under the age of 18.


The Eating Disorders Program at Texas Children’s Hospital has been providing treatments for eating disorders for decades that include 24 hour on-call coverage, and both inpatient and outpatient care. Their focus is on an interdisciplinary approach to care serviced by a team of professionals with a wide array of skills.