The National Eating Disorders Association: The National Eating Disorders Association is the largest non-profit organization of its kind in the United States. It aims, ultimately, to eliminate all existing eating disorders and prevent the development of new ones. It tries to broaden public knowledge about the disorders, provide medical assistance to people with them, and offer support to their families.
National Institute of Mental Health: The mission of the National Institute of Mental Health is to "reduce the burden" felt by individuals with mental illnesses or behavioral disorders. It does so by conducting scientific and clinical research that studies the brain and behavior. The National Institute of Mental Health is a subdivision of the National Institute of Health, a part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
The Harris Center: Formerly known as the Harvard Eating Disorders Center, the Harris Center dedicates itself to research and education about eating disorders and outreach on how to treat them. Its principal goal is to generate information about eating disorders and then inform patients and their families and caregivers about it as well as the general public.
American Psychiatric Association: The American Psychiatric Association has approximately 36,000 physician members who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders. A vital network for psychiatrists, the American Psychiatric Association works especially hard to raise awareness about the disorders nationwide through educational programs and materials.