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

If you're unhappy with the way your body looks and it's affecting how you feel from day to day, you may be at risk for developing an eating disorder. Perhaps you're already experiencing eating problems. If you have any of the following symptoms, reach out to one of 9 hotlines in Massachusetts, United States.

  • Skipping meals on a regular basis.
  • Dizziness and potentially fainting.
  • Shifting food around on your plate so it looks like you’ve eaten more than you have.
  • Feeling guilty, ashamed, and disgusted after eating too much or after eating the “wrong” foods.
  • Eating large portions of food and being unable to control yourself or extreme food restriction.
  • Sudden weight loss or weight gain.
  • Excessive thinking about food, eating, and body weight or shape.
  • Growth of a fine layer of hair on the body called lanugo.

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.

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 Massachusetts, United States are trained to help people cope with problems like yours. They will listen to you, support you, and give you appropriate guidance.

If you are ready to talk to someone about your eating or body image, you can contact a hotline in Massachusetts, United States for free and confidential support.


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