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Hotline support for eating disorders and body image concerns is available in West Virginia, United States.

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 1 free helplines available in West Virginia, United States. You may benefit from helpline support if you notice these symptoms:

  • Eating large portions of food and being unable to control yourself or extreme food restriction.
  • Lying to others about whether you have eaten so you can skip meals.
  • Distorted body image: thinking you’re overweight when you’re a normal weight or underweight.
  • Withdrawal from social activities, especially ones that involve food and eating.
  • Experiencing strong negative emotions when thinking about your body.
  • Feeling guilty, ashamed, and disgusted after eating too much or after eating the “wrong” foods.
  • Being overly cautious of food portion size, especially about eating "too much."
  • Growth of a fine layer of hair on the body called lanugo.

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 West Virginia, 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.

Consider contacting a hotline in West Virginia, United States right away for free, private help with eating and body image.


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