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National Eating Disorders Association
Provides information on eating disorders in different populations, links to help find treatment, and toolkits for both paretns and educators.

National Women's Health Information Center
This website provides information and resources on over 800 women's health topics.

The Jed Foundation
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students, and untreated mental health problems prevent thousands more students from graduating every year. The Jed Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization working to reduce the rate of suicide and the prevalence of emotional distress among college students. The Jed Foundation’s programs are guided by an expert board of mental health professionals and target students, parents, colleges, the medical community, and the general public. Explore this site to learn more about our work and how you can get involved in our efforts to help college students across the country.

From tips on managing stress and creating balance, to information on treatable mental health conditions like depression - LawLifeline is your confidential, online resource for taking care of your emotional health. If you or a friend are having a hard time, you can take our anonymous screening tool, get the facts on common mental health conditions, or find support and resources on your campus.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
This site, specifically targeted to children and adolescents, offers a specific section called "Facts for Families" containing articles on topics such as the transition to college with a mental disorder, ADHD, Autism, depression, eating disorders, and advocacy; a medical professional finder, and more.

National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI is a mental health advocacy organization. Its goals include offering hope, reform, and health to the American community by providing education, support, and advocacy. The NAMI website has information on a wide range of mental illnesses, medications, and support resources.

Healthy Minds
Mental health information from the American Psychiatric Association.

MedlinePlus is a health information website sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. It provides current and authoritative information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, specific diseases and conditions, and clinical trials.

The Body Image Workbook by Thomas Cash, 2008
This book offers a comprehensive program to help you stop focusing on your perceived imperfections and start feeling more confident about the way you look.

Next to Nothing: A Firsthand Account of One Teenager's Experience with an Eating Disorder by Carrie Arnold, 2007
Carrie Arnold shares her story of developing and recovering from anorexia, along with advice for readers struggling with disordered eating.

Brave Girl Eating by Harriet Brown, 2010
This book chronicle of a family’s struggle with anorexia nervosa, from starvation, to diagnosis and treatment, to recovery.

Beating Your Eating Disorder: A Cognitive–Behavioral Self-Help Guide by Glenn Waller, 2010
This book gives a cognitive-behavioral therapy approach to the treatment of and recovery from eating disorders in an accessible format.

Help your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder by James Lock, 2010
This book makes the case that parental involvement in the eating disorder recovery process is essential and possible.

The Oxford Handbook of Eating Disorders by W Agras, 2010
This book reviews current research and clinical developments through synthetic chapters written by experts from various fields of study and clinical backgrounds.

My Kid is Back: Empowering Parents to Beat Anorexia by June Alexander, 2010
This book explains how family-based treatment can greatly reduce the severity of anorexia nervosa in children and adolescents, allowing the sufferer to return to normal eating patterns, and their families to return to normal family life.

100 Questions and Answers about Eating Disorders by Carolyn Costin, 2007
Therapist Carolyn Costin draws on her practice in treating eating disorders and her own recovery from anorexia, to answer questions she is commonly asked on the subject.

Anorexia Nervosa: A Guide to Recovery by Lindsey Hall, 1999
A guidebook that includes Q&A, personal stories from those who are and have recovered from anorexia, exercises, and information on a healthy diet and weight.

Bulimia: A Guide to Recovery by Lindsey Hall, 1999
This book provides answers to common questions, advice for loved-ones, a 3 week program to stop bingeing, and personal stories of recovery.

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