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Eating Disorders

Definition, Types, Symptoms and Treatment for Eating Disorders

Learn the definition of eating disorders, types, symptoms, and treatments on If you’re in a crisis and need immediate help, text HOME to 741741 to connect with a volunteer Crisis Counselor.

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Help & Support

Find a free screening tool to help determine if you have an eating disorder and when to seek professional help. The screening tool is appropriate for ages 13 and above. You can also connect to a helpline for support, resources and treatment options for yourself or a loved one. Helpline volunteers are trained to help you find the information and support you are looking for.

Eating Disorders Resource Center

Eating Disorders Resource Center provides help to people affected by eating disorders through phone, e-mail, and in-person guidance. This includes education, treatment options, resources and more. Visit the page below to find out more about eating disorders, red flags and how to talk to an individual with an eating disorder.

Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) Association

If you are struggling with an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating, ANAD can help by providing free, peer support services to those struggling with eating disorders. You can find a Helpline and treatment directory for their support groups and mentorship program. 

**ANAD is a peer-run organization providing peer support. They do not provide therapy or anything medical.** 

Eating Disorder Hope

Eating Disorder Hope ™ is an online community that offers resources, education, support, and inspiration to those struggling with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, body image issues, and a myriad of other disordered eating behaviors. 


F.E.A.S.T. is an international non-profit organization of and for parents and caregivers of loved ones affected by eating disorders. They offer free programs and services to families with support, information, skills, and tools to help them on their journey.

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At Altus Schools, we have developed a comprehensive mental health program that consists of several elements designed to support students directly and build staff capacity to create safe and supportive learning environments that are trauma-informed, culturally responsive, and that connect students and families to appropriate resources. Highlights of our mental health program include (1) teachers who are specially trained in suicide screening, trauma-informed practices, human trafficking prevention, and socio-emotional learning; (2) strategic partnerships with community organizations to provide mental health services; (3) a team of school nurses; (4) a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; (5) a Healthy Youth Department that coordinates student webinars and professional learning to support students’ mental health and wellness; (6) student webinars with socio-emotional learning through our Resilience in Students and Education (RISE) series; (7) suicide prevention, intervention and postvention protocols; (8) tools for connecting students and families to information resources; (9) parent/guardian webinars through our Family Learning Series on student mental health, wellness, and community resources; and (10) administration of special programs and coordination of services for identified student groups.