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 3 free helplines available in Northern Ireland. 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.
Taking the first step to talk to someone about what you're going through is hard but the sooner you get help, the sooner you may start to feel better. When you contact a helpline in Northern Ireland, a trained helpline counselor will listen to your concerns and offer you the support you need.
If you think you might need support with disordered eating or body image today, consider contacting a helpline in Northern Ireland for free, confidential help.