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Struggling with eating and body image concerns? Contact a helpline in Samoa for support.

If you're always disatisfied with the way your body looks and you've tried to control how it looks in harmful ways, then you may have an eating disorder. There are 1 hotlines in Samoa that help with body image and eating problems. If these symptoms sound familiar, reach out for free support:

  • Over-exercising as an attempt to control weight and make up for eating too much.
  • Dizziness and potentially fainting.
  • Comparing your body shape and/or weight to others.
  • Gastrointestinal problems such as a sore stomach, constipation, and acid reflux.
  • Eating large portions of food and being unable to control yourself or extreme food restriction.
  • Regularly checking your body in the mirror for flaws.
  • Skipping meals on a regular basis.
  • Cutting out certain foods or food groups all of a sudden.

You may feel bad about how far your disordered eating has gone. Disordered eating and poor body image can cause feelings of shame and guilt. Often, these feelings make people want to withdraw from others.

You may be nervous to call a helpline in Samoa 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 Samoa for free, confidential help.


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