Bodies is an international local-global initiative,
launched by the international Endangered Species
summits in March 2011. We
challenge all those merchants of body hatred who turn
girls and women against their own bodies.
There is a growing movement
of girls, women, and men who reject the horrors of body
uniformity and cherish instead the variety of body
shapes, sizes, colors, ages of us all. We are determined
to change the visual landscape so it reflects all of us
from New York to Nairobi, from Shanghai to Lima, from
Delhi to Bangkok, from London to Tehran, from everywhere
you are to everywhere we are. Visit Endangered Bodies
or Follow us on Twitter.
for Safe Cosmetics - The
Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is a coalition effort
launched in 2004 to protect the health of consumers
and workers by securing the corporate, regulatory and
legislative reforms necessary to eliminate dangerous
chemicals from cosmetics and personal care
Disorders Awareness and Prevention (EADAP)
Disorder Referral and Information Center
is a resource to
locate treatment facilities and therapists. Provides
facts about eating disorders.
catalogue of books specializing in eating disorders for
both professionals and consumers. email@example.com.
Eating Disorder Information Centre - NEDIC - Toronto,
Ont., Canada. Body-Image and
Self-Esteem Conference happening in Toronto May
9-10. NEDIC has a non-dieting,
client-centred, feminist philosophy. This means that
NEDIC workers will not refer clients to diet centres. We
do not refer people to services that encourage clients to
restrict what they eat as a way to solve their
preoccupation with food and weight. NEDIC believes that
dieting can harm people physically and emotionally.
Dieting also supports the idea that changing your body
will help you to control and improve your life.
NEDIC promotes healthy lifestyles, including both healthy
eating and appropriate, enjoyable exercise. Being
client-centred means that our staff try to give people
information and guidance about every option so that our
clients can make informed choices for themselves.
Center - The Renfrew Center, the
nation's first and largest network of eating disorder
treatment facilities, has treated over 50,000 adolescents
and adults with anorexia, bulimia and binge eating
disorder since opening in 1985. Renfrew has residential
and outpatient facilities in Philadelphia, PA and Greater
Ft. Lauderdale, FL as well as outpatient sites in Bryn
Mawr, PA; Ridgewood, NJ; Wilton, CT; New York City,
Charlotte, NC, and Nashville, TN. For more information,
call 1-800-RENFREW or visit www.renfrewcenter.com.
Out Against Eating Disorders (ROAED)- Effective November
1, 2012, ROAED's bi-weekly support groups-
anorexia/bulimia, binge eating disorder, women 40+ years
of age, friends and family- will come under the umbrella
of the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA).These
groups will continue to be free of charge. For
information and registration please contact Lauren
Berkowitz- firstname.lastname@example.org -
(212)575-6200 ext 317. All groups take place at 165 West
46th St., fourth floor.
Effective November 1, ROAED's monthly First Things First
Program will be completely under the auspices of William
Skerker, LCSW,LRSW. To register and for more information
contact William Skerker, email@example.com, (212)
736 9040 or (917) 692 8193 OR Ellen Schieren,
First Things First
takes place monthly on a Thursday starting 7:30pm, 19
West 34th Street,Third Floor, Suite 301,
There is a one time
registration for this program and there is no charge. The
following are meeting dates through January
Thursday November 1
at 7:30 PM.
Thursday December 6 at 7:30
Thursday January 10 at 7:30 PM.
popular, comprehensive eating disorder site run by people
in recovery for people in recovery with online support
chat and boards. www.something-fishy.org
Mental Health Consortium (WMHC)
is a New York City-based network of clinicians and
researchers with a shared commitment to the mental
health needs of women at all stages of their lives. WMHC
offers a network of clinicians (psychiatrists,
psychologists and social workers) working with
individuals, couples, and groups specializing in women’s
health issues in addition to many other diverse issues.
They also post ongoing research studies that address
various mental health needs specific to women in which
women may wish to participate. www.wmhcnyc.org