Seeking help for an eating disorder can seem overwhelming. The Alaska Eating Disorders Alliance provides resources to help Alaskans address and overcome eating disorders. The pages in this section for individuals, families and friends, coaches and teachers, and health care providers.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis or have thoughts of suicide, dial 988. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, dial 911. For a non-medical emergency, you can call the ANAD's toll-free, confidential helpline at 1-888-375-7767 for emotional support and referrals-. The helpline is open Monday-Friday from 6:00 am-6:00 pm Alaska Time. If you need help finding treatment options, you can also speak with licensed therapists at the National Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness at 1-866-662-1235 from 5:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Alaska Time .
Please be sure to visit explore pages for individuals; parents, families and friends; coaches and teachers; health care professionals; and Alaska treatment options. There are also special resources and support groups to help individuals and family members cope during these challenging times, as well as recordings on Family Education presentations. AKEDA provides a list of treatment centers that offer in-patient and residential treatment and a special free 8-week parent training course for Alaskans. Be sure to talk with your treatment team members about the right treatment for you or your loved one.