BREAKING STIGMAS
ON MIND AND BODY


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Body Talk is an online platform that breaks stigmas on Mental Health and redefines Body Image by spreading awareness through open conversations, shared experiences, education, resources, support, creativity and collaboration.



By choosing healthy over skinny, you are choosing self love over self- judgment. By doing so you are choosing yourself, you're mental and physical health, and your confidence over the world’s preconceived ideals and pressures. When you’re healthy, your skin glows, your hair is healthier, your mind is more positive, you think more clearly, and your self-esteem is much higher. Choose you, not society’s/media’s opinions on what’s beautiful. Healthy is what’s beautiful and wanted, always.



Sometimes self harm comes from numbness. Instead of thinking the person is crazy, getting angry or saying words that can cause more harm than comfort, the most important thing is to understand the reason behind it, to make the person feel understood (even if you don’t understand it yourself). That’s what empathy is and it should be applied even more in situations that seem extreme.







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One of the most important steps in spreading awareness on Mental Health and negative body image is education. It is important to learn about the various types of Mental Health issues that can be caused due to  negative body image and many other reasons. 

Mental Health is just as important as physical  health and most people in the world go through a version of it in their lifetime. It is crucial to know more about it to help yourself and others by reading on the symptoms and causes. 

You will realise just how linked physical health is to your mental wellness..





BODY DYSMORPHIA


Body dysmorphic disorder is a mental health disorder in which you can't stop thinking about one or more perceived defects or flaws in your appearance — a flaw that appears minor or can't be seen by others. But you may feel so embarrassed, ashamed and anxious that you may avoid many social situations.

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STIGMA ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH


Having mental health issues doesnt make a person crazy, and neither does going to therapy or taking medication for it. The stigma stops people from talking about their internal struggles or get help which can be diminished by creating an open and non-judgmental environment.

Together, let’s destigmatise Mental Health and educate ourselves with the real information other than the one that’s tainted due to stereotypes.

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ANXIETY


Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe. Everyone has
feelings of anxiety at
some point in their life.

For example, you may feel worried and anxious about sitting an exam, or having a medical test or job interview. During times like these, feeling anxious can be perfectly normal.

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DEPRESSION


Depression is classified as a mood disorder. Depression is more than simply feeling unhappy or fed up for a few days. Most people go through periods of feeling down, but when you're depressed you feel persistently sad for weeks or months, rather than just a few days.It may be described as feelings of sadness, loss, or anger that interfere with a person’s everyday activities.

The good news is that with the right treatment and support, most people with depression can make a full recovery.

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EATING DISORDERS


Eating disorders are a
range of conditions expressed through abnormal or disturbed eating habits. These generally stem from

an obsession with food,
body weight or body shape
and often result in serious health consequences. In some cases, eating disorders even result in death.

Two kinds of eating disorders are- anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa

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All information regarding mental health has been taken from the NHS website.
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