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What Are the Different Kinds of Eating Disorders?

How to recognize the most common ones.

What Are the Different Kinds of Eating Disorders? | Child Mind Institute

Writer: Hannah Sheldon-Dean

Clinical Expert: Allison Dubinski, LCSW Different kinds of eating disorders

Let's Talk About Eating Disorders

During National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, (February 26–March 3) help the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) raise awareness about eating disorders by sharing information and materials based on the latest research.

Eating disorders are serious and often fatal illnesses that are associated with severe disturbances in people’s eating behaviors and related thoughts and emotions.

For more information on the signs and symptoms, causes and risk factors, and treatments for eating disorders, visit NIMH’s health topic page or download NIMH’s brochure, Eating Disorders: About More Than Food.”

As a part of its 75th anniversary, NIMH is featuring the experiences of people living with mental illnesses such as Kristina Saffran. Read about her journey with anorexia nervosa.

March is National Nutrition Month®

The theme for National Nutrition Month® 2024 is "Beyond the Table."

A nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, National Nutrition Month®, held annually in March, focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. 

National Nutrition Month® started in 1973 as National Nutrition Week, and it became a month-long observance in 1980 in response to growing interest in nutrition.

20 Health Tips

Eating Right and Reduce Food Waste

Eating Right on a Budget

Eating Right Tips for Older Adults

Healthy Eating on the Run: A Month of Tips

Smart Snacking Tips for Adults and Teens 

Smart Snacking Tips for Kids

Smart Tips for Plant-Based Eating

Smart Tips for Successful Meals

The Kentucky Behavioral Health Planning

and Advisory Council (Planning Council)

is Seeking Members

The Kentucky Behavioral Health Planning and Advisory Council (Planning Council) is seeking applications from young adults ages 18-25 to serve as voting members.

The Planning Council is a 37-member advisory body to the Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities. Members represent individuals, parents, and family members with lived experience of mental health disorders and/or substance use disorders, providers, advocacy organizations, and state agencies. The Planning Council provides recommendations on how to fund and improve Kentucky’s public behavioral health care system.

The Council is also seeking applications to represent family members of adults with lived experience of behavioral health disorders and adults with lived experience of behavioral health disorders.

A fillable form membership application is available online.

All meetings are held via Zoom. Stipends are available for members with lived experience.

Please visit the Planning Council’s website to view the 2024 meeting schedule, current members, and to learn more about the Council’s work.

For more information or to submit your membership application, please email Christie Penn at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you!

National Consumer Protection Week

Slam the Scam Day (March 7) is part of the larger National Consumer Protection Week being hosted by the Federal Trade Commission on

March 3 - 9, and we are partnering with other government agencies like the Social Security Administration to raise public awareness of government imposter scams that continue to plague the nation and especially the most vulnerable in our community.

For more information about how to avoid being scammed or to spread awareness, visit the FTC at National Consumer Protection Week for a list of virtual events you can join to learn more.

Protect Yourself from Social Security Scams - Resources -
Slam the Scam 2024: Protect Yourself From Scams

Upcoming Virtual Opportunities

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National Hotlines for Help

National Dating Abuse Helpline

Offers confidential support for teens, young adults, and their loved ones seeking help, resources, or information related to healthy relationships and dating abuse in the US.


Call: 1-866-331-9474 (TTY: 1-800-787-3224)

Text: “LOVEIS” to 22522.


The National Sexual Assault Hotline

Telephone: 800.656.HOPE (4673)

Online chat:



988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Call or Text: 988


Deaf and Hard of Hearing: for TTY users, use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988

Línea de Prevención del Suicidio y Crisis

llama al 988 o envía un texto al 988, o chat via (en inglés) 


Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741


The Trevor Project (LGBTQ youth)

Call: 1-866-488-7386

Text: START to 678678

Visit TrevorChat:

Veteran's Crisis Line

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

TTY: 1-800-799-4889


Connects veterans in crisis (and their families and friends) with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.

Find Treatment Resources

Substance Use Treatment Locator

Millions of Americans have a substance use disorder. Help is available.

Disaster Distress Helpline

1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746).


Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

Find alcohol, drug, or mental health treatment facilities and programs around the country at

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