The days are getting longer and the sun is starting to shine. What a great time to get moving once again and focus on creating a more positive body image, which helps improve one’s self-esteem. Body image is not what you see in the mirror, but how you see yourself in your mind. A recent study found that people who are constantly preoccupied with their weight or have other forms of body dysmorphia will display higher levels of depression and anxiety symptoms. The March Mental Health Newsletter explains the importance of creating a positive body image and how parents can help strengthen their child’s body image, which starts with being a positive role model to your children.
Check out the ParentGuidance.org resources where you can access free courses led by licensed therapists on more than 50 topics. This month we are highlighting “Body Love” and “Rewriting Self-Beliefs.”