Eating Disorders and People of Color and Indigenous Peoples Survey
Thank you so much for taking the time to participate. This survey was put together by Marcella Raimondo PhD, MPH, a queer woman of color who is a licensed psychologist specializing in eating disorders. and Gloria Lucas who runs Nalgona Positivity Pride a Xicana in:// For more information please check out websites.
- We ask all participants be 18 and older.
- This survey will take 15-20 minutes to complete.
- These results will be published. Do note individual summaries will not be published, just general summaries to respect privacies of individuals.
- Participants who have not received eating disorders treatment are welcome to skip questions that don't apply.

The information that we collect will help us better understand people of color and indigenous peoples who struggle with various forms of eating disorders, disordered eating, and eating problems. Results will be published to advocate for more resources for people of color and indigenous people who struggle with eating disorders, disordered eating and eating problems.

--Please be aware that questions in this survey may activate certain feelings and bring up negative past experiences. We encourage you to please have support or a form of self-care afterwards. Do know that you can opt out at any point.--

Here are other resources that may be of benefit for you:
1) National Eating Disorders Association Hotline

Gender Pronoun *
How old are you?
What city and state do you currently live?
Other mental illnesses (depression, anxiety, trauma, etc.)
What eating disorder do you identify with?
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What is your gender identity?
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What is your race/ethnicity?
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How many years did you have or currently have with your eating disorder?
While growing up did you ever see or hear about people of color with eating disorders?
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Before your eating disorder development, did you diet/restrict?
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Do you know of any family member that struggles or has struggled with an eating disorder? If so who in your family?
Did you or your family migrate to the country your currently living? If so how many years/generations approximately?
After the onset of your eating disorder, how long after did it take you to realize you had an eating disorder?
Did you ever receive professional treatment for your eating disorder? If so how long did it take you to receive treatment?
Did you face obstacles when trying to seek treatment (for example lack of finances or coverage or no treatment facilities in your area) if so what were they?
How did your family respond to your eating disorder? Were they supportive or were they unsure with how to support you?
Were you ever properly diagnosed with an eating disorder by a medical provider?
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Were you ever in treatment for your eating disorder? If so, check off all the various forms of treatment you had
While in treatment for your eating disorder, did you feel your identity was recognized and valued? If no check off the ones that applied to your experiences
To what extent was the treatment program as a whole able to meet your needs as a person of color and/or indigenous person? Please comment
What do you think caused your eating disorder? What factors do you feel may have led you to develop an eating disorder?
Many people describe their eating disorder as having a function (i.e., coping with stress, exerting control, or numbing emotional pain). Briefly, how would you describe the function of your eating disorder?
How can eating disorders treatment be more accessible to people of color and indigenous peoples with eating disorders?
What suggestions do you have for eating disorder treatment professionals and facilities when treating people of color and indigenous peoples?
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