Monday, January 31, 2011

Eating Disorder Hope Launches Eating Disorder Non Profit Directory

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eating Disorder Hope, a respected independent resource for individuals suffering from anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorders, has committed to supporting nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping eating disorder sufferers find recovery. This is why the Eating Disorder Non Profit Directory was launched.

Organizations included in the Eating Disorder Non Profit Directory offer resources providing information, direction and hope to those seeking to overcome anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. They educate the public and promote eating disorder awareness, prevention and treatment. Eating Disorder Hope gratefully acknowledges the work of these outstanding organizations.

"As the 2011 National Eating Disorders Awareness week approaches (February 20-26th), Eating Disorder Hope believes it is vitally important to draw attention to the Non Profit organizations that serve eating disorder sufferers and their families, all year long," said Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC, founder of Eating Disorder Hope. "As our website is rapidly becoming a leader in the online pro-recovery world, we hope to inspire many to utilize and support these nonprofit groups."

"The EDC is proud to be included in the Eating Disorder Non Profit Directory. As a coalition representing a great deal of the organizations involved in the recovery of eating disorders on Capitol Hill, we value partnerships with organizations, like Eating Disorder Hope, that promote eating disorder recovery, awareness and prevention," said David Jaffe, Executive Director of the Eating Disorders Coalition.

Eating Disorder Hope is dedicated to increasing awareness of body image and eating disorders, and to improving access to treatment and recovery information. Since 2005 it has operated one of the leading websites dedicated to eating disorders, offering comprehensive information and tools that are utilized both by individuals and healthcare professionals. Key resources include an eating disorders specialist library, treatment directory, and recovery tools.

The work of Eating Disorder Hope is supported by sponsorship commitments from Timberline Knolls, Remuda Ranch and Rogers Memorial.

About Eating Disorder Hope

Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC is the founder and director of Eating Disorder Hope, a one-stop resource for support, eating disorder treatment referrals and education about eating disorders. The site promotes ending eating disordered behavior, embracing life and pursuing recovery. Eating Disorder Hope fosters appreciation of one's uniqueness and value in the world, unrelated to appearance, achievement or applause. For more information, visit

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