Being hyper-critical of your body may mean that you have a negative body image. Having a negative body image can escalate into disordered eating. If you're experiencing eating or body image problems, there are 21 free helplines available in China. You may benefit from helpline support if you notice these symptoms:
You may feel like you have to hide your eating and body image issues. You may feel ashamed or guilty for having bad thoughts about your body and for using harmful behaviors to control your weight. The prospect of telling someone about what you're experiencing can be scary.
You may be nervous to call a helpline in China because you're worried about how the person on the other line may react. These fears are completely normal. What's important to know is that helpline staff are well trained and they will treat you with compassion and understanding.
If you feel like you might need support with your body image or eating disorders, try reaching out to a hotline in China. It's free and confidential.