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Eating Disorders

An eating disorder is a great disturbance to an eating behavior that jeopardizes a person's physical and psychological health. Eating disorders can stem from emotional problems, and relate to food, body image, and relationships with one's self and others. There are two main types of eating disorders. Anorexia Nervosa is where a person will starve him/herself to lose weight. On the other hand, a person who suffers from Bulimia Nervosa will binge and then purge, meaning he/she will consume large quantities of food and then get rid of that food by self-induced vomiting, fasting, severe diets, or vigorous exercise.






Need Help? 
Robert Morris University offers free and confidential counseling services for our students. To schedule an appointment, call the Counseling Center at 412-397-5900, send an email to counseling@rmu.edu, or stop by. 


Local Resources

Eating Disorders Anonymous
Find local ED recovery meetings; online and phone meetings also available

The Emily Program
1-888-EMILY-77 (1-888-364-5977)
Eating disorder assessments, individual and group therapy, and intensive outpatient treatment in Cranberry Township, PA
Residential treatment available in Cleveland Heights, OH
Locations in MN, OH, PA, and WA

COPE (Center for Overcoming Problem Eating) - UPMC
412-647-9329
Outpatient, intensive outpatient, and partial hospitalization treatment in Pittsburgh, PA 

National Resources

ReachOut: Eating Issues Fact Sheets
ReachOut fact sheets are written by young people for young people and edited by a mental health professional. 
Read real-life stories about young people with eating concerns 
here.

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
630-577-1330
ANAD Helpline - Operates Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Central Time (CT)
Provides help finding support groups and treatment resources 
Website links to multiple treatment centers across the United States

National Eating Disorders Association
800-931-2237 

NEDA Hotline - Operates Monday-Thursday from 9:00 AM-9:00 PM, and Friday from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Provides free and confidential support and resources

Cambridge Eating Disorder Center
617-547-2255
Outpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, and residential treatment in Cambridge, MA

The Renfrew Center
1-800-RENFREW (1-800-736-3739)
Multiple locations throughout the United States, including residential treatment in Philadelphia, PA and Coconut Creek, FL