About Eating Disorders

Though concerns and focus about shape and diet are commonplace in many cultures, an eating disorder transcends a desire to conform to a certain shape, aesthetic or diet mentality. An individual with an eating disorder uses dangerous behaviors that include bingeing, purging, restricting, and overexercising to as coping mechanisms to mask underlying stressors. What often begins as a seemingly good solution to internal turmoil leads to a lack of control and a compulsive urge to act on these behaviors despite evident risk. Below you will find technical definitions for different types of eating disorders as well as a practical overview to give you an idea of what an eating disorder really ends up looking like.

 

 

Our Mission

Providing critical resources and support to those navigating a loved one's path to full recovery from an eating disorder