Friday, March 18, 2011

Eating Disorders

The Dying to be Thin documentary is available to view on

Here are some resources from the PBS site if you think you or someone you know may need help with an eating disorder.

Eating Disorders Not Just for White Teen Girls   Stigma Causes Other Groups to Remain Silent About Eating Disorder From ABC News website

National Eating Disorders Association
(800) 931-2237
Call for treatment referrals nationwide and answers to all kinds of questions regarding eating disorders. 

Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention, Inc.

EDAP, the largest, nonprofit organization devoted to the awareness and prevention of eating disorders, sponsors Eating Disorders Awareness Week each February. EDAP's Web site offers online treatment referrals, public prevention and awareness information, educational programs, videos, curricula, conferences, workshops, a newsletter, and a national speaker's bureau.

Something Fishy

Don't let the funny name fool you. This site is an extensive and well-organized resource for information on eating disorders and offers versions in French and Spanish. The Web resources list on this site is easily the most extensive on the Web, listing almost 100 sites focusing on eating disorders. For answers to a whole range of questions from What is an eating disorder? to What is the role of popular culture in forming body image?, head to Something Fishy.
Some in the fashion industry is taking a stand against eating disorders by criticizing some people who promote anorexia as a "lifestyle." Read what Vogue Magazine is doing.

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