This blog and my reaching remission are fully founded in the online writers who selflessly shared their stories, educational sources, and free resources and support groups. Here is an information dump on how to access free resources without needing to use social media.
Nonprofits with free mental health recovery resources
LGBTQ+ students, educators, and allys: GLSN
LGBTQ+ youth: The Trevor Project
Substance Use Disorder support groups for loved ones: Al-anon and alateen
Sexual assault groups (NYC): Free resource
Try a list of affirmations. If you think that's cheesy I get it, but when I started to write them down every morning they eventually stuck to the point I no longer felt it was just some hoax people swear by.
Know you aren't alone
Eating disorder recovery continued
Please tread with caution, I know it can be triggering to see videos of food/body/etc. I tend to stick to the purely informational videos and I never ever as a rule watch what-I-eat-in-a-day or body transformation-like videos.
Tabitha Ferrar (she's absolutely hilarious -- her piece on extreme hunger is my favorite recovery article of all time. I will never not love this story
I found the language in following books slightly outdated for how our vocabulary has around relationships with body and food freedom has collectively evolved in 2023. They are classic recs nonetheless and can usually be found at your local library:
Please share with anyone who may benefit from this, or post in the comments if you know of any reputable free resources. Help is available.