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Sometimeslowself-esteemandbodyimageproblemsaretoomuchtohandlealone.Afewteensmaybecomedepressed,andloseinterestinactivitiesorfriends.Somegoontodevelopeatingorbodyimagedisorders,andcanbecomedepressedorusealcoholordrugstoescapefeelingsoflowworth.

Ifyou’refeelingthisway,itcanhelptotalktoaparent,coach,religiousleader,guidancecounselor,therapist,orfriend.Atrustedadult—someonewhosupportsyouanddoesn’tbringyoudown—canhelpyouputyourbodyimageinperspectiveandgiveyoupositivefeedbackaboutyourbody,yourskills,andyourabilities.

Ifyoucan’tturntoanyoneyouknow,callateencrisishotline(anonlinesearchcangiveyoutheinformationfornationalandlocalhotlines).Themostimportantthingistogethelpifyoufeellikeyourbodyimageandself-esteemareaffectingyourlife.

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