Bullying undermines self confidence and lowers self-esteem. Recently 65% of people surveyed with eating disorders felt bullying contributed.
This is a 41% increase on a similar survey carried out by the beat charity in 2009 which campaigns around raising self esteem and more detailed research into the link between eating disorders and bullying. The illnesses are serious psychiatric conditions, affect 1.6million people in the UK and have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.
For help contact:
- beat Youthline: 0845 634 7650, live online chat
Message supplied by: Rich @ Respect Yourself