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Self-Destructive Body Image Issues in Troubled Teens

Self-destructive body image issues in troubled teens can be very detrimental, causing numerous mental health issues.  It’s not uncommon for young women or men to have these sorts of feelings, especially during their teenage years.  These sorts of issues shouldn’t be ignored, if they’re left unattended they can create many long-term consequences for those who suffer with them.  If you need help for your teen to gain a better body image and overcome the problems that their negative self-image has caused, Zion Educational Systems can help.  We provide parents with a comprehensive collection of resources so that they may find therapy that suits their child’s issues perfectly.  For assistance, please call today at 866-471-8579.

Signs and Symptoms of Body Image Issues

These days it’s very easy for troubled teens to compare themselves to models, celebrities, and even their peers, which can create competiton and a negative body image.  People are under a lot of pressure to have the perfect body, and teens are no exception to this.  If your son or daughter has a self-destructive body image, there are a few ways you might be able to notice it.  Firstly, they might have a fixation with looking at themselves in the mirror, and may seem extra critical when the do, over scrutinizing and criticizing themselves unnecessarily.  Another sign is if your teen is constantly making comparisons to other people, or seeming envious of their bodies, talking about how they wished they looked like someone else.  If your teen suffers from distorted or negative body image issues for too long, it can lead to lasting feelings of loneliness, sadness, a lack of self-esteem, and in some cases, an eating disorder.  To avoid these, seeking professional help might be the right thing to do.

Finding the Right Help for Your Child

With an issue as severe as a self-destructive body image, it’s important to get troubled teens the right help.  If you are wondering what your resources are, Zion Educational Systems can assist you.  We compile the information you’ll need, from therapists to boarding schools, so you can find the best help for the individual issues your son or daughter has.  Please call us today for help at 866-471-8579.

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