Alex's Answer

Issues with eating

Your Question

I am a stupid fat pig which cannot stop stuffing her god forsaken face

Answer

Hi there, thanks for contacting us,
 
Firstly, we want to extend a warm welcome to you, dear young person. It takes courage to reach out and share your feelings, and we commend you for taking this step. Please know that you are not alone, and there are people who care about you and want to support you through whatever you’re going through.
 
Feeling down about yourself is something many teenagers experience, and it’s important to recognise that these feelings are valid, but they don’t define who you are. You are not stupid, nor are you a pig. Negative self-talk can be incredibly damaging, and it’s essential to challenge those thoughts with kindness and compassion towards yourself. This article may be helpful with changing your negative thoughts www.childline.ie/how-to-combat-automatic-negative-thoughts-ants/.
 
It’s also important to acknowledge that struggles with food and body image are common, especially during the teenage years when there’s so much pressure to look a certain way. But please remember, your worth is not determined by your appearance or your relationship with food. You are valuable and deserving of love and respect exactly as you are. If you feel you have an eating disorder or disordered eating, know that you have the right to get medical help, should you need it. Here is an article from the Childline website which explains eating disorders www.childline.ie/eating-disorders/.
 
If you ever feel overwhelmed or just need someone to talk to, please don’t hesitate to reach out for help. Whether it’s through friends, family, or organisations like Childline, and www.bodywhys.ie/, support is available to you 24/7. Bodywhys is an organisation which supports people affected by eating disorders across Ireland.
 
Childline is a safe and confidential space where you can express yourself without fear of judgment. You can always contact us at Childline by freephone 1800 66 66 66 or Live Chat at www.childline.ie. We’re here for you, anytime, for any reason. You are not alone.
 
Please take care of yourself, and reach out for support soon,
ALex

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