Having an eating disorder can feel uncontrollable and unending. But the truth is, eating disorders can come to an end. The first step in making that happen is taking advantage of some resources designed especially for the struggle with eating disorders. Where can someone find such resources? Look no further that the National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC).
Canada’s National Eating Disorder Information Centre exists to provide helpful resources for people who’s lives are touched by disordered eating. Is this you? If so, take courage — NEDIC may be able to help you.
The National Eating Disorder Information Centre informs the public about eating disorders and helps those who have them.
One way NEDIC educates the public about this subject is by distributing “resources on eating disorders and food and weight preoccupation.” NEDIC also conducts presentations and workshops for the public.
The National Eating Disorder Information Centre helps individuals with weight-related struggles by providing a telephone “helpline” that “provides information on treatment and support.”
Do you need to speak to someone about your eating disorder immediately? You can reach NEDIC’s helpline by calling 1-866-63342-20.
If no one is available to speak to you, your call will be returned. Call between 9am and 5pm (EST), Monday through Friday. Don’t be afraid to call and take that first step.
NEDIC has a resource library that includes eating disorder-related books, articles, videos, websites, magazines, and journals.
Visit the National Eating Disorder Information Centre’s resource library here.
the national eating disorder information centre’s list of online resources is impressive.
NEDIC has dozens of online resources for people with eating disorders. Some of these resources are articles and fact sheets. Here are a few of NEDIC’s online article subjects (click the link to the right of each subject to learn more):
– “Food and Weight Preoccupation” – http://www.nedic.ca/knowthefacts/foodweight.shtml#articles
– Self-Esteem and Body Image – http://www.nedic.ca/knowthefacts/bodyimage.shtml
– Statistics – http://www.nedic.ca/knowthefacts/statistics.shtml
– “Treatment, Care, Support, and Recovery” – http://www.nedic.ca/knowthefacts/treatmentcare.shtml
Visit http://www.nedic.ca/knowthefacts/overview.shtml to find even more articles and fact sheets on the subject you need information about.
If you are dealing with an eating disorder, the national eating disorder information centre could be an invaluable go-to resource for you.
Why? Because of the wonderful, free resources it makes available to you. Connect with NEDIC today by visiting http://www.nedic.ca/index.shtml. We applaud you for being brave enough to look for a way out of disordered eating.
*Please note: All research for this article is compiled from direct and third party sources. Mention of programs, organizations and companies does not imply support of The National Benefit Authority. Pictures are for creative purposes only; they are not intended to sell or promote products for the NBA and belong to the accredited individual, organization or company.
Let’s Talk About It
What eating disorder-related subject do you most need information about? Were you able to find the resources you need on NEDIC’s website?
What makes you feel out-of-control about your eating disorder? Are you willing to discuss your fears with someone?