Request a Recovery Mentor

Recovery is Real. Your Mentor is Living Proof.

Would you like to get support from someone who understands what you are going through and feeling? ANAD will pair you up with a Recovery Mentor who has recovered from an eating disorder and will be able to help support you on your own recovery journey.

Mentors can be available by phone, email or text. The two of you will decide what method of communication works for both of you, and discuss ways you’d like to be supported.

Mentee Prerequisites:

  1. ANAD mentees must have some level of professional support before joining the program. That support can be a therapist, dietitian, or caring doctor, but there must be a mental health and/or medical professional on their support team. ANAD mentors are volunteers, and cannot be the only support available to the mentee.
  2. Mentees must be 15 years of age or over, with parental permission required for anyone under 18
  3. Mentees must be based in the US. ANAD is a national organization and is unable to serve those outside the United States

We are currently able to quickly match those 25 years of age and below. Anyone above this age may experience a significant wait time.


ANAD relies on volunteers to become mentors and we’re always working to expand our reach and find new people to join us in our mission. If  you have an idea that could help expand our mentor base, please email  with your thoughts.

For help finding additional support, please look through our online resources page, call the Helpline, or find a Support Group near you.