I went to an overeating support group for three and a half years and it was hugely important step in my recovery from binge eating disorder. To find one yourself, you can start by simply Googling “eating disorder support groups” or “binge eating support groups” and your city or state—or see below:
NEDA has a helpline that’s open to calls Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:30, Pacific standard time, where you can get information, therapist referrals, and help tracking down support meetings: 800-931-2237.
Although BEDA doesn’t host its own support groups, the site has a growing list of groups and meetings and a listing of other support sites.
This twelve-step group has meetings in thirty-two states, plus all-volunteer hotlines and phone meetings that you can call in to no matter where you live.
Another twelve-step group, but this one has meetings and chapters in all fifty states and internationally, as well as phone and online meetings if there isn’t a group in your town or your don’t feel ready for a face-to-face meeting.
This site has a huge listing of free meetings in thirty-five states and Canada, plus referrals to therapists.
Your Campus Psychological or Health Services
Part- and full-time college students often have free—or superdiscounted—access to group meetings or therapy sessions.
To recommend a support group resource not listed here, or talk about your experience with one of these groups, email Sunny or leave a comment below: