Coping & Support
The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD)
ANAD has a listing of support groups on their website. Some of these groups are led by professionals, and others are peer support groups often started by people who are or have been in treatment for an eating disorder.
Professionally-led Support Groups
Professionally-led support groups are becoming more difficult to find. However, there is an intensive outpatient program (IOP) called Insight into Eating that offers a range of eating disorder support. They have to Chicago area locations. For more information call their Chicago location at 312-540-9955 or their North Shore location at 847-604-1918.
For extreme emergency (immediate threat of harm), call 911.
If you have an urgent need to speak with someone, please call our psychiatric emergency line at
312-926-8100, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you or a loved one needs help with an eating disorder, please call one of our psychotherapists who specialize in eating disorders at 312-458-9973 to schedule a consultation. Your calls will typically be answered the next business day.