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Social Media Makes Me Hate My Body. How Do I Stop Comparing Myself?

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A struggle all too common for young people – the way social media can damage our self-image and body confidence. Our viewer writes is feeling bombarded by picture-perfect posts and struggling with unhealthy comparisons. She’s noticed it impacts her eating habits and leads to isolation. Host Patricia Wu and guest dietician Ellen Coghlan guides her on how she can break this cycle.

Social Media Isn’t Real Life

It’s easy to forget, but most posts are carefully curated and filtered, not reality. It’s important to step back and remind yourself of this.

Curate Your Feed for Joy

Unfollow or mute accounts that trigger you. Fill your feed with body positivity and things that make you feel good.

Challenge Negative Self-Talk

When you feel bad about yourself after scrolling, counter it! Think about the unique beauty and power of YOUR body.

Have YOU struggled with social media and self-esteem? How did you overcome it? Share your tips in the comments!

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At the heart of MHTN - America's pioneering 24/7 Mental Health TV Network - is our editorial team, a dynamic group of professionals united by a shared commitment to transforming the conversation around mental health. Our team is composed of seasoned journalists, mental health experts, researchers, and storytellers, each bringing a wealth of experience and a passion for advocacy.

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