~Body Image~
What is it?
Body Image Self-Assessment
Ideal Weight
Body Types
Tips for a Positive Body Image
Tips for Staying Healthy
Eating Disorders
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Male Image Issues
Support Groups
Diet Industry
The Media's Effect
More than just Dolls?
Support Groups

Support groups can be very helpful to people with issues related to body image because they realize that they are not alone and that recovery is possible. The members also help and support each other during difficult periods. Each support group is different. Some groups are free to discuss what they feel and others may pick a topic to be discussed at each meeting.

The following is a list of national support group organizations:

AED - Academy For Eating Disorders
6728 Old McLean Village Dr.
McLean, VA  22101
(703) 556-9222
Fax - (703) 556-8729

AABA - American Anorexia/Bulimia Association
165 West 46th St. #1108
New York, NY 10036
(212)  575-6200

AFED - Alliance to Fight Eating Disorders
P.O. Box 14990
Minneapolis MN 55414-0990
(612) 824-2353

AHELP - Association for the Health Enrichment for Large People
P.O. Drawer C
Radford, VA 24143
(703) 731-1778

American Eating Disorder Center
330 West 58th Street Suite 200
New York, NY 10019
(212) 582-5190

American Psychiatric Association
Division of Public Affairs
1400 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 682-6220

ANAD - National Association for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
P.O. Box 7
Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 831-3438
http://www.anad.org/

The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt
Physicians Pavilion North, Suite 300
6535 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21204
(410) 938-5252
http://www.eatingdisorder.org/

The Center Inc. - A Place of Hope
PO Box 700
547 Dayton
Edmonds, WA 98020
(888) 771-5166
http://www.aplaceofhope.com/

Council on Size & Weight Discrimination, Inc.
P.O. Box 305
Mt. Marion, NY 12456
(914) 679-1209

DRADA - Depression & Related Affective Disorders Association
Meyer 3-181
600 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287-7381
(410) 955-4647

Harvard Eating Disorders Center
356 Boylston Street
Boston, MA  02116
(617) 236-7766
http://www.hedc.org

IAEDP - International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals
427 Whooping Loop #1819
Alta Monte Springs, FL  32701
(800) 800-8126
http://www.iaedp.com

Largesse: The Network for Size Esteem
P. O. Box 9404
New Haven, CT 06534
(203) 787-1624

Largely Positive
P. O. Box 17223
Glendale, WI 53217

MEDA - Massachusetts Eating Disorders Association, Inc.
92 Pearl Street
Newton, MA  02158
(617) 558-1881
http://www.medainc.org

NAAFA - National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance, Inc.
P. O. Box 188620
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 558-6880
http://www.naafa.org

National Center for Overcoming Overeating
P.O. Box 1257
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113-0920
(212) 875-0442

NEDA - National Eating Disorders Association

603 Stewart Street, Suite 803
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 382-3587
http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/

NEDO - National Eating Disorder Organization

6655 S. Yale Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74136-3329
(918) 481-4044

NEDSP - National Eating Disorders Screening Program
A program of the National Mental Illness Screening Project, Inc.
One Washington St., Suite 304
Wellesley Hills, MA  02181
(781) 239-0071
http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/

Overeaters Anonymous Headquarters

P.O. Box 44020
Rio Rancho, NM 87174-4020
(505) 891-2664
http://www.overeatersanonymous.org

P.L.E.A.S.E. - Promoting Legislation & Education About Self Esteem, Inc.
91 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107
(860) 521-2515

Something Fishy
http://www.something-fishy.org/

WINS - We Insist on Natural Shape
P.O. Box 19938
Sacramento, CA  95819
(800) 600-9467

The above list is from mirror-mirror.org