Website links to school and community resources and support information.
WithAll’s “What to Say” campaign
The mission of WithAll’s “What to Say” campaign is to stop diet and weight talk to protect the physical and mental health of kids. Find resources for what to say instead, as well as answers to your everyday questions about supporting kids as they navigate food and body image issues.
Linear growth in young people with restrictive eating disorders: “Inching” toward consensus
A look at how careful attention toward other specific age-related consequences of malnutrition can improve psychological outcomes and reduce long-term, potentially irreversible medical complications of an eating disorder.
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) works toward making societal changes necessary to eliminate personal and societal violence against all women and children. They offer local, state, regional, and national resources for domestic violence.
Founded by Taryn Brumfitt in 2012, the Body Image Movement is on a mission to end the global body-hating epidemic by inspiring people to embrace their bodies through documentaries, books, online programs, speaking, and educational resources.
Join Brandi Michele, a content creator, cultural critic, fat body advocate, and community builder, who is committed to growing a platform to empower, encourage, and uplift black non-men. Her podcast “Fat Black Audacity” gives you her take on the world, validates the oppression of fat bodies, and chronicles her lived experiences.
Sick Enough: A Guide to the Medical Complications of Eating Disorders
By Jennifer L. Gaudiani, MD, CEDS, FAED
Sick Enough offers patients, their families, and clinicians a comprehensive, accessible review of the medical issues that arise from eating disorders by bringing relatable case presentations and a scientifically sound, engaging style to the topic.
8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder: Effective Strategies from Therapeutic Practice and Personal Experience
By Carolyn Costin, MA, MEd, MFT, Gwen Schubert Grabb, and Babette Rothschild, MSW
The authors bravely share their unique stories of suffering from and eventually overcoming their own severe eating disorders. Interweaving personal narrative with the perspective of their own therapist-client relationship, their insights bring an unparalleled depth of awareness into just what it takes to successfully beat this challenging and seemingly intractable clinical issue.
The Intuitive Eating Workbook: Ten Principles for Nourishing a Healthy Relationship with Food
By Evelyn Tribole, MS, RDN, and Elyse Resch, MS, RDN
This workbook offers a comprehensive, evidence-based program to help you develop a healthy relationship with food, pay attention to cues of hunger and satisfaction, and cultivate a profound connection with your mind and body.
Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia
By Sabrina Strings
An important and original work, Fearing the Black Body argues convincingly that fat phobia isn’t about health at all, but rather a means of using the body to validate race, class, and gender prejudice.
A Hunger So Wide And So Deep: A Multiracial View of Women’s Eating Problems
By Becky W. Thompson
A Hunger So Wide and So Deep challenges the popular notion that eating problems occur only among white, well-to-do, heterosexual women. Becky W. Thompson shows us how race, class, sexuality, and nationality can shape women’s eating problems.
The Wisdom of Your Body: Finding Healing, Wholeness, and Connection through Embodied Living
By Hillary L. McBride, PhD
The Wisdom of Your Body weaves together illuminating research, stories from McBride’s work as a therapist, and deeply personal narratives to offer a compassionate, healthy, and holistic perspective on embodied living.
Yoga and Eating Disorders: Ancient Healing for Modern Illness
Edited by Carolyn Costin and Joe Kelly
Yoga and Eating Disorders bridges the knowledge and practice gaps between mental health providers and yoga practitioners who work with clients suffering from disordered eating. Combining the wisdom of 20 experts in eating disorders treatment and yoga practice, editors Carolyn Costin and Joe Kelly show how and why yoga’s mind-body connection facilitates treatment and recovery.
Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family and Friends
By Michele Siegel, PhD, Judith Brisman, PhD, and Margot Weinshel, MSW
Surviving an Eating Disorder provides a combination of information, insight, case examples, and practical strategies for families and friends to work on their relationship with someone who struggles with an eating disorder.
When Your Teen Has an Eating Disorder: Practical Strategies to Help Your Teen Recover from Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating
By Lauren Muhlheim, PsyD
The book is designed to be a resource for parents and caregivers of teens with eating disorders as well as the mental health professionals, teachers, counselors, and coaches who work with them, clearly outlining the principles of FBT and the process of involving parents collaboratively in treatment.
Treatment Manual for Anorexia Nervosa: A Family-Based Approach
By James Lock and Daniel Le Grange
This indispensable manual presents the leading empirically supported treatment approach for adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN). What sets family-based treatment apart is the central role played by parents and siblings throughout therapy. The book gives practitioners a clear framework for mobilizing parents to promote their child’s weight restoration and healthy eating; improving parent and child relationships; and getting adolescent development back on track. Each phase of therapy is described in session-by-session detail. In-depth case illustrations show how to engage clients while flexibly implementing the validated treatment procedures.
Overcoming Binge Eating, 2nd Edition: The Proven Program to Learn Why You Binge and How You Can Stop
By Christopher G. Fairburn
This fully updated second edition incorporates important advances in the understanding and treatment of eating disorders. It features expanded coverage of body image issues and enhanced strategies for achieving–and maintaining–a transformed relationship with food and your body.
Crave helps readers understand why they crave specific foods, recognize their individual triggers, and modify their responses to those triggers. Readers will develop a variety of strategies to use in conquering their cravings and establishing healthy eating habits.
Binge Control is a compact guide to understanding binge eating disorder (BED) and a companion to Crave: Why You Binge Eat and How to Stop. It is designed to help people who have BED better understand their condition and their treatment options and to help family members and friends of individuals with BED provide understanding and support to their loved ones during recovery.
Beyond a Shadow of a Diet: The Comprehensive Guide to Treating Binge Eating Disorder, Compulsive Eating, and Emotional Overeating
By Judith Matz and Ellen Frankel
Divided into three sections–The Problem, The Treatment, and The Solution–this engaging book contains chapters filled with compelling case examples, visualizations, and other exercises so that therapists can deepen their knowledge and skills as they help clients gain freedom from preoccupation with food and weight.
Jennifer was diagnosed with an incurable autoimmune disease, her kidneys failed rapidly, and she plunged into the unfamiliar world of kidney transplantation. Jennifer faced a choice. Hope or despair? Live Happy (…damn it) is a book that will vitalize your optimism, and encourage you to get back up when you stumble and fall. Let Jennifer’s experiences inspire you to embrace every day…and choose hope.
The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love
By Sonya Renee Taylor
The Body Is Not an Apology offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems. World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength.
Landwhale: On Turning Insults Into Nicknames, Why Body Image Is Hard, and How Diets Can Kiss My Ass
By Jes Baker
A deeply personal take, Landwhale is a glimpse at life as a fat woman today, but it’s also a reflection of the unforgiving ways our culture still treats fatness, all with Jes’s biting voice as the guide.
Knowing the facts about eating disorders is an important first step toward healing.
Eating disorders are influenced by a combination of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors, so understanding them can feel like an uphill battle. But knowing the facts is an important first step toward healing. That’s why we’ve gathered a variety of resources to shine some light on these complex illnesses. Still have questions? Contact us to learn more.
School & Community Resources
Peace Meal Podcast
Resources for Families
Measuring Success: Veritas Collaborative’s Approach to Treatment (PDF)
If you have questions about anything – eating disorders, our programs, insurance, or any other needs or concerns – or would like to schedule an initial phone assessment, please give us a call or complete our contact form. Our admissions team is here to help.