The LGBT body image problem

As part of our focus on mental health this week and the theme for this year – Body Image – to take a look at the LGBT community, with particular focus on the effects brought about by social media.

LGBT Person with rainbow flag


People in the LGBT community, through the combination of low self-esteem and stressful life experiences, are some of the most at-risk to develop mental health and eating disorders. Research by NEDA has shown that teenagers who identified as gay, lesbian or bisexual may be at higher risk of binge-eating and purging than heterosexual peers.

Body Image is the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, and now more than ever the discussion needs to be brought up specifically around one of the more affected groups.

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The full article was created by Turning Point and is available here.


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