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Hotline support for eating disorders and body image concerns is available in Switzerland.

If you're always disatisfied with the way your body looks and you've tried to control how it looks in harmful ways, then you may have an eating disorder. There are 3 hotlines in Switzerland that help with body image and eating problems. If these symptoms sound familiar, reach out for free support:

  • Regularly checking your body in the mirror for flaws.
  • Monitoring calories consumed very cautiously and paying close attention to food nutrition labels.
  • Over-exercising as an attempt to control weight and make up for eating too much.
  • Experiencing strong negative emotions when thinking about your body.
  • Negative self-talk related to body weight, shape, or size.
  • Fear of gaining weight and becoming larger.
  • Distorted body image: thinking you’re overweight when you’re a normal weight or underweight.
  • Lying to others about whether you have eaten so you can skip meals.

You may feel so ashamed of your body and your eating habits that you want to hide away and disengage from the world. It may be hard to open up about how you're feeling because you may think that you'll be misunderstood.

Opening up about how you're feeling may seem scary, but crisis counselors are trained to be supportive and non-judgemental. So you can rest assured knowing that when you call a helpline in Switzerland, you will be treated with warmth, acceptance, and understanding.

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


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