|N.A.M.E.D.'s mission is to provide support to males with eating disorders, to educate the public on the issue, and to be a resource of information on the subject.
Established in 2006, N.A.M.E.D. is the only organization in the United States exclusively dedicated to representing and providing support to males with eating disorders.
With a lack of attention, research, support, and prevention directed to boys and men with eating disorders, N.A.M.E.D. plays a vital role in filling this gap by offering information and resources about and support to this underrepresented population and their families.
N.A.M.E.D.'s vision is to become a clearinghouse of information on the subject, thereby, becoming a valuable central source of information on this issue. N.A.M.E.D. invites researchers, males affected by eating disorders, their families, and mental health professionals to share their experience and expertise with N.A.M.E.D. on this subject.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Andrew Walen, LCSW-C, Clinical Director at The Body Image Therapy Center and at the Eating Disorders Center of Columbia, MD
Brad Kennington, LMFT, LPC, Executive Director at Cedar Springs Austin in Austin, TX
Christopher Clark, MA, Executive Director, NAMED in Naples, FL
Gregory J. Clark, LCSW-R, Social Worker at U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs in Olean, NY
Leigh Cohn, MAT, Publisher at Gurze Books in Carlsbad, CA
Mary Bellofatto, MA, LMHC, NCC, CEDS, TEP in private practice d.b.a. Mary Bellofatto Consulting in Naples, FL. Past president of the IAEDP Board of Directors.
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"It is time to bring into the light an illness of males that has remained hidden in the shadows for too long a time. Armed with information, resources, and support, boys and men with eating disorders will be more willing to seek help for their illness and heal from their eating disorder."
- Christopher Clark