Self-Image & Self-Harm

Ask any teenager and you'll instantly know the complexity and doubts related to how we think about our selves. This is also true of adults and the ways that we treat our minds and bodies well -- or poorly.
binge eating and mental health

Binge Eating Disorders

People with a Binge Eating Disorder typically binge or eat a large amount of food in a relatively short amount of time, to alleviate negative emotions.

body dysmorphic disorder

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Body Dysmorphic Disorder is typically accompanied by frequent mirror-checking or requests of others for reassurance of an acceptable appearance to a distressing degree.

body image and mental health

Body Image

No one is born with a negative body image. However, people can begin developing dissatisfaction with their physical self at a young age. Whether it’s weight, height, body shape, facial features, or some other aspect of their body, most everyone has an inner critic who feels they could do something to improve their physical appearance.

eating disorders

What are Eating Disorders?

Eating disorders are a group of mental health conditions associated with an unhealthy relationship with food and body image. This can be eating patterns that involve food restriction, fasting, avoidance of large amounts of food, excessive exercise, extreme dieting, binge eating, or combinations of any of these behaviors.

Guilt and shame

What are guilt and shame?

If you’re struggling with feelings of guilt and shame, you may believe that every negative act says something about who you are. Every mistake—no matter how big or small—can make you feel inferior.

addictive behaviors

What is Addiction?

Addictive disorders are treatable, and finding an effective treatment plan can help you recover from addiction and avoid relapse.

Alcohol Use Disorder and Alcoholism

What is Alcohol Use Disorder?

Many people drink alcohol regularly without struggling with alcohol abuse or alcohol addiction. However, frequently consuming alcohol in a way that feels difficult to control or interferes with everyday life may be a sign of an Alcohol Use Disorder.

self harm

What is Self-Harm?

Although the reasons for self-harm vary, it generally occurs when an individual experiences emotional pain beyond that which they can psychologically cope with, and for which they do not have healthier coping mechanisms.

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