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


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Crisis Support Service of Alameda County offers 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support by phone and text message...


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The San Diego Access and Crisis Line (ACL) has been serving the people of San Diego County since 1997. It receives thousands of...


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Bill Wilson Center General Family Crisis Line provides 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We help...


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Siskiyou County Crisis Service is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support by phone. We support everyone in...


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Riverside County Helpline provides 24/7, free and confidential support and information by phone. We help everyone in...


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Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Redwood Community Crisis Services is the sole provider of emergency crisis response in...


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Suicide Prevention Service of the Central Coast is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support by phone. We...


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El Dorado County Behavioral Health Division (South Lake Tahoe) offers 24/7, free and confidential support by phone. We help...


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Community Helpline offers free, compassionate and confidential support by phone. We are here to help everyone in California,...


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NAMI Santa Clara Warmline provides free, compassionate and confidential support by phone. We support everyone in California,...


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ASK Teen Line is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support by phone. We exist to help youth in California,...


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Placer County Koinonia Family Services Hotline offers 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We exist...


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New Hope Crisis Counseling Hotline offers free, compassionate and confidential support by phone. We support everyone, people...


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Hotline support for eating disorders and body image issues is available in California, United States

It's normal to feel disatisfied with the way your body looks some days. But feeling this way most days is unhealthy. Poor body image can lead to disordered eating. If you have any of the following symptoms, there are 39 free hotlines in California, United States that can help you:

  • 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.

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.

You may be nervous to call a helpline in California, United States 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 think you might need support with disordered eating or body image today, consider contacting a helpline in California, United States for free, confidential help.


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