Hi fashom world,
Last week, Feb. 26 – March 4, 2017, was National Eating Disorders Awareness week, and nationally renowned eating disorder expert Lori Osachy, MSS, LCSW is launching a first-of-its-kind mental health program on Feb 26. The text2Bwell Positive Body Image Program (https://www.text2Bwell.com) is an 8-week text messaging series to help people begin to transform the way they feel about their body, food, and exercise – all from the privacy of their cell phone.
Disordered eating, which plagues an estimated 30 million Americans, is the most fatal mental health issue in the country—one out of every five people with anorexia eventually die from causes related to the disease. Negative body image is a big hindrance of recovery, and it’s not adequately addressed in treatment settings.
The society’s preference to skinny figure should blame for the increasing number of eating disorder. People, especially teenager girls, suffer from eating disorder because of negative body image, feeling guilty about their bodies and always thinking about losing weight.
Society and parents should certainly keep eyes on teenagers and someone who is exhibiting signs or thoughts of being an eating disorder. Intervening during the early stages of development can significantly increase the likelihood of preventing the onset of a full-blown eating disorder. It also leads to greater chances of a full recovery, and can prevent years of struggle—it can even save lives.
You should not feel guilty about your shape; you should definitely love who you are and what you look like. We are on Fashom, always standing on your back for positive body image.
Written by: Kay Kwok