The following resources have been recommended and approved by the MyClearStep Advisory Board with the intent of providing supplemental and supportive material for family and friends of a loved one facing the challenges of an eating disorder.
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.
The global support and education community of and for parents of those with eating disorders
ANAD (National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders) is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization providing free, peer support services to anyone struggling with an eating disorder.
The National Alliance of Mental Illness is a grassroots mental health advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.
A collaborative, educational and comprehensive manual to guide families and friends through the maze of eating disorders. It includes eating disorder facts, neurobiological and social information, a guide to aid in communication and a tool box for support.
The NEDA Parent Toolkit is for anyone who wants to understand more about how to support a family member or friend affected by an eating disorder. You will find answers to your insurance questions; signs, symptoms and medical consequences; information about treatment and levels of care; and questions to ask when choosing a treatment provider.
The Eating Disorder Trap combines the latest research as well as the knowledge Goldberg has gathered working in nutrition for over two decades. The book takes readers into the mind of individuals who battle with eating disorders every day and details the telltale signs of each disorder. She breaks myths about the nutritional, psychological, and medical components of eating disorders by translating complicated topics in a user-friendly manner. The book also answers several questions that clinicians and families of patients might ask to better understand eating disorders and the process toward recovery.
She also wrote the book for those suffering with an eating disorder to help them to develop a deeper insight into their disease.
In Goodbye Ed, Hello Me Jenni shows you that being fully recovered is not just about breaking free from destructive behaviors with food and having a healthy relationship with your body; it also means finding joy and peace in your life.
Patients with eating disorders frequently feel that they aren’t "sick enough" to merit treatment, despite medical problems that are both measurable and unmeasurable. They may struggle to accept rest, nutrition, and a team to help them move towards recovery. 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. Using metaphor and patient-centered language, Dr. Gaudiani aims to improve medical diagnosis and treatment, motivate recovery, and validate the lived experiences of individuals of all body shapes and sizes, while firmly rejecting dieting culture.
The classic bestseller about rejecting diet mentality. Intuitive Eating has become the go-to book on rebuilding a healthy body image and making peace with food.
By weaving practical insights and exercises through a rich tapestry of multicultural myths, ancient legends, and folktales, Anita Johnston helps the millions of women preoccupied with their weight discover and address the issues behind their negative attitudes toward food.
Tune in to your body's expert guidance. Find the joy in movement. Eat what you want, when you want, choosing pleasurable foods that help you to feel good. You too can feel great in your body right now—and Health at Every Size will show you how.