Talk it out with someone you trust, or connect with us to talk about it.
Things can get really stressful at school, at home and with peers. Our minds may try to find a way to soothe these emotions temporarily. Emotions can feel all over the place and we may not know where to channel them. Certain eating behaviors can become a way to try to assert control over something and a way to manage emotions. Unfortunately, they can be incredibly unsafe to your body and lead to long term health consequences. If your brain is not getting enough nutrients it will affect your ability to think and make good decisions. There is no one single cause for eating behaviors. Stress and anxiety can increase the urge to participate in these behaviors unknowingly. If your friends or family have mentioned that they have concern over your eating patterns or attitudes about food or if you’ve noticed this in someone else, please reach out for support.
Try organizing your room, clothes, homework, or tasks. Cleaning your space can also help you clear your head.
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