Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) Launches New Online Community for Treatment Providers & Individuals

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New online community for people treating or experiencing binge eating disorder (BED) launches April 15, 2015 with features including blogs, forums, profile management, provider directory, career center and more. Named the BEDA Hive, this online platform provides a safe, supportive place for BED related activities.


Chevese Turner, Founder, President and CEO, "We're both excited and proud to provide what we hope will become a sort of base camp for those who experience BED... treat the disorder, or are just interested in supporting this community."

The Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) has launched the BEDA Hive, a new online community for people who treat, research, or are touched by binge eating disorder (BED). The BEDA Hive provides a safe, supportive place for people to seek and share information about, opinions on, and personal experiences with BED.

"Very early in my journey toward recovery from binge eating disorder, when I began to seek out resources and support, I realized there was nowhere for me to go where I felt people truly understood BED and what I was going through—and where I felt comfortable,” said BEDA Founder, President and CEO Chevese Turner. “The BEDA Hive has been several years in the making, so we're both excited and proud to provide what we hope will become a sort of base camp for those who experience BED—whether they have BED or know someone who does, treat the disorder, or are just interested in supporting this community in some way.”

BEDA Hive offers a range of membership types to professionals, individuals, students, businesses and organizations, as well as free limited-access memberships.

Within the BEDA Hive, dues-paying members can access a wide variety of features and resources, including:

Interactive forums
News and newsletters
Profile management
Provider directory
Career center
Community blog
Recovery stories
Photo gallery
Event registration and information
Surveys and quizzes
Membership renewal and upgrades
Special offers

The BEDA Hive is a membership portal that runs parallel to the BEDA website and is accessed from the menu bar or directly at

About BEDA
BEDA is the national organization focused on providing recognition, prevention, and treatment of binge eating disorder and associated weight stigma. Through outreach, education, and advocacy, BEDA works to increase awareness and proper diagnosis of BED and promote excellence in care for those who live with and those who treat BED and its associated conditions. BEDA is committed to promoting cultural acceptance of, and respect for, the natural diversity of sizes, as well as a goal of improved health, which may or may not include weight change.

BEDA events
The BEDA 2015 National Conference will be held November 5-7, 2015, at the Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, FL. BEDA’s Weight Stigma Awareness Week will be September 21-25, 2015. Registration is open and may be found at the Events Calendar in the BEDA Hive.

Individuals seeking help may call the toll-free BEDA HELPline & Resources: 855-855-BEDA.

For more information about BEDA and the BEDA Hive, visit or contact:

Michelle Ervin

Lizabeth Wesely-Casella

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