Body image is how you see yourself when you look in the mirror or when you picture yourself in your mind. It encompasses:
- What you believe about your own appearance (including your memories, assumptions and generalizations).
- How you feel about your body, including your height, shape and weight.
- How you sense and control your body as you move.
- How you physically experience or feel in your body.
Many of us internalize messages starting at a young age that can lead to either positive or negative body image. Having a healthy body image is an important part of mental wellbeing and eating disorders prevention.
- Student Life Student Activities | Body Positive Student Organizations
- Student Life Counseling and Consultation Services | Eating Concerns Consultation Team
- Student Life Counseling and Consultation Services | Journeys to Eating Disorder Recovery
- Student Life Dining Services | Dietitian Services
- Student Life Disability Services
- Student Life Student Health Services | Nutrition Therapy
- Student Life Student Wellness Center | Body Project
- Student Life Student Wellness Center | Love Your Body Week
- Student Life Student Wellness Center | Nutrition Coaching
- The Center for Balanced Living | The Emily Project
- Student Life Counseling and Consultation Services | Community Provider Database
- Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH)
- More than a Body
- National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA)
- National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA)
- National Institute of Mental Health
- The Body is Not an Apology
- Online Eating Disorder Screenings: My Body Screening | EAT-26 | NEDA Eating Disorders Screening Tool
- Crisis Text Line: Text NEDA to 741741
- National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders: 1-888-375-7767
- National Eating Disorder Association: 1-800-931-2237 *Text and online chat options available as well*