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I hate my body, I hate myself

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I hate my body. I hate how i binge. I hate myself. I already reached out for help but i don’t think i will ever recover. I just want to be skinny


Hi there, welcome to Ask Alex,
We’re really sorry to hear that you’re feeling this way, but we’re here to help and support you. It’s brave of you to reach out for help and share your feelings. Many young people go through moments where they struggle with their body image and eating habits. Remember, you’re not alone in this, and it’s important to address these feelings in a healthy way.
Firstly, it’s crucial to talk to someone you trust about what you’re going through. A trusted adult, like a parent, guardian, teacher, or school counsellor, can be an excellent source of support and guidance. They can help you find professional help if needed.
You might think about reaching out to which is a valuable resource. They specialise in providing support for those dealing with eating disorders and body image issues. You can visit their website or contact them for guidance and information (01) 2107906 or email them at
If you ever find it difficult to talk to someone you know, remember that Childline is here for you 24/7. You can call us free at 1800 66 66 66 or reach out via Live Chat at Our services are non-judgmental and confidential, and we are here to support you and explore your options with you. You may find this article from the Childline website helpful
Please remember, you’re not alone in this, and there are people who genuinely care about your well-being and want to help you through this difficult time. Don’t hesitate to reach out for support whenever you need it. You’re stronger than you think, and there is hope for recovery. Take care of yourself. 
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