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Vancouver Island Crisis Line offers 24/7, free and confidential support and information by phone, text message (SMS) and online...


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Youth Crisis Line provides 24/7, free and confidential support by phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We support youth...


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Crisis Centre Distress Youth Chat provides 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support by online chat. We support youth...


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Hotline support for eating disorders and body image issues is available in British Columbia, Canada

If you can't stop criticizing your body or if you're using extreme measures to try to control the way your body looks, you may have a problem. Eating disorders often start this way. If you experience any of these symptoms, consider getting support from one of 15 hotlines in British Columbia, Canada.

  • Fear of gaining weight and becoming larger.
  • Shifting food around on your plate so it looks like you’ve eaten more than you have.
  • Withdrawal from social activities, especially ones that involve food and eating.
  • Regularly checking your body in the mirror for flaws.
  • Lying to others about whether you have eaten so you can skip meals.
  • Monitoring calories consumed very cautiously and paying close attention to food nutrition labels.
  • Dizziness and potentially fainting.
  • Feeling uncomfortable eating in front of others.

Eating disorders can be all-consuming. When you become preoccupied with controlling your weight and what you eat, other important aspects of life can fall by the wayside. It can be an extremely isolating experience.

Talking to someone about what you're experiencing can bring up uncomfortable feelings. You may wonder whether a stranger will understand you or how they can help. Crisis line counselors in British Columbia, Canada are trained to help people cope with problems like yours. They will listen to you, support you, and give you appropriate guidance.

If you think you might need support with disordered eating or body image today, consider contacting a helpline in British Columbia, Canada for free, confidential help.


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