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11 Apps for Healing in Eating Disorder Recovery

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Recovering from an eating disorder isn’t easy. More often than not, there is a whole support team standing behind a person who is in treatment. Doctors, friends and family can help individuals in eating disorder recovery when times are tough. With the recent expansion of technology in the mental health realm, a variety of new apps have been developed to help make the recovery process more interactive for those recovering and their treatment team. These apps can help individuals in recovery rediscover themselves. We asked the ProjectHeal community to tell us some apps that are their favorites!

Here’s what they had to say:

1.Recovery Record. I’ve been using it for four years and absolutely love it! My treatment team and I all connect in one place and it’s wonderful to track moods and behaviors.” — Ivey S.

2. Rise Up has been super helpful to keep my treatment team up to date with how I’ve been doing. I also like Booster Buddy. It’s an adorable and fun way to keep track of moods and coping skills! — Cullen F.

3. Vent is great for (as the name implies) quickly venting difficult thoughts or emotions as they come to you. Oftentimes just getting them out can be cathartic, but the app also lets other users support you via their reactions.” — Alexandra L.

4.Recovery Record! The best part about it is my therapist has the clinician app and is able to access all of my records. It helps keep me accountable.” — Abby W.

5.Calm (to reduce my anxiety and start my day with some mindfulness).” — Brittany B.

6.Recovery Record! My dietician can follow up, send messages and it’s simple.” — Roberta J.

7.Words with Friends and Candy Crush! Both are great meal and snack time distractions.” — Brooke B.

8.Clear and ListEase for grocery shopping.” — Megan C.

9. “Discovery in Recovery is a great app that does almost everything I could imagine needing! And Check Off Diet is a simple way to track exchanges.” — Caroline R.

With the amount apps available, there are clearly a variety of options for those seeking connection with their treatment team, a way to relax and escape anxiety and stress for a little while or even just wind down after the day.

If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, you can call the National Eating Disorders Association Helpline at 1-800-931-2237.

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Originally published: April 26, 2017
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