Mom in the Mirror: Body Image, Beauty, and Life ..
National Suicide Hotline
Kathy Kater LICSW
Muscle & Fitness..
“Body Image” refers to the way a person perceives their body and the way that person assumes others perceive their physical appearance. Body image is often influenced by family, friends and social pressures, such as media. Those who are unhappy with their bodies are more likely to develop eating disorders. Moreover, negative body image is linked to low self-esteem which may then lead to addiction and mental health problems. This is a pervasive problem as 91% of women are unhappy with their bodies. Nutritional guidance, therapy and self-help are helpful in combating negative body image. https://www.dosomething.org/facts/11-facts-about-body-image