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#Self Esteem

From TheJournal.ie 'I didn't wake up fat. The weight just crept on over the years' Column

'I didn't wake up fat. The weight just crept on over the years'

Jules Coll had gastric bypass-surgery, as shown on RTÉ’s documentary Nine Stone Lighter. She wrote her new book, Flabyrinth, about how the weight loss was just the beginning.

From TheJournal.ie Are sexy Halloween outfits empowering or degrading? That all depends on your sense of self Opinion

Are sexy Halloween outfits empowering or degrading? That all depends on your sense of self

“You are a fat, worthless pig.” Words women say to themselves everyday, writes Lorraine Courtney, who questions whether hypersexualised Halloween outfits are empowering or degrading?

This blogger has made a powerful video on how social media makes us see ourselves

Em Ford began posting pictures of her makeup-free face online three months ago – and people were not kind.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The Urban Outfitters ‘thigh gap’ ad sparked a rage in me – have we learned nothing? Body Image

Opinion: The Urban Outfitters ‘thigh gap’ ad sparked a rage in me – have we learned nothing?

As my little girl inevitably becomes more and more aware of the world around her, an awareness of her own shape and size is only just around the corner.

Kids asked what they'd change about their bodies, school adults in body confidence

“Cheetah legs so I can run faster.”

From TheJournal.ie Aodhán Ó Ríordáin opens up about being bullied at school: 'I used to be called Gaydhán Ó Queerdáin' Constantly Taunting

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin opens up about being bullied at school: 'I used to be called Gaydhán Ó Queerdáin'

The Labour Minister of State said he stood out because he was tall.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Yes, social media sometimes makes us feel alone – but it also shows we're not Self Esteem

Opinion: Yes, social media sometimes makes us feel alone – but it also shows we're not

In our haste to condemn all things Facebook and Twitter, let’s not forget they also present huge opportunities for realising we are not alone in our struggles.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook leads to 'negative feelings' and poor body image - study Social Media

Facebook leads to 'negative feelings' and poor body image - study

Researches in Glasgow found that it could have a more dramatic effect than traditional media.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'I was in a secret, emotionally abusive relationship with myself' Anorexia

Column: 'I was in a secret, emotionally abusive relationship with myself'

For years, my eating disorder controlled my life; no matter how thin I got, I wouldn’t be satisfied. It’s this symptom of anorexia that makes it so dangerous, writes Vicky Kavanagh.

From TheJournal.ie Senator calls for child beauty pageant to be cancelled Jillian Van Turnhout

Senator calls for child beauty pageant to be cancelled

The Universal Royalty Beauty Pageant is taking place in Dublin this weekend, but Jillian Van Turnhout said the contest has ‘no place in Ireland’.

From TheJournal.ie 'Beauty pageants do not sexualise children' says contest organiser Contest This post contains videos

'Beauty pageants do not sexualise children' says contest organiser

A child beauty pageant organiser who is bringing an American-style version to Ireland this year has hit back against criticism, stating these competitions have been in the US for over fifty years.

From TheJournal.ie Fad diet books encouraging "dangerous thinking" about body image Eating Disorders

Fad diet books encouraging "dangerous thinking" about body image

Bodywhys said the books can also act as a trigger for those who already have an eating disorder.

From TheJournal.ie Online programme to support teens with self-esteem issues Self Esteem

Online programme to support teens with self-esteem issues

The launch of the programme is to coincide with Eating Disorders Awareness Week.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 7 things to know about teenage drinking (and how to deal with it) Read Me

Column: 7 things to know about teenage drinking (and how to deal with it)

Are your teens heading to a New Year’s Eve party? Sheila O’Malley has some tips on how to navigate the issue of teenage drinking.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The media is selling insecurity – but we don’t have to buy it Opinion

Column: The media is selling insecurity – but we don’t have to buy it

Eating disorders therapist Emma Murphy describes how images in the media affect her patients – and suggests a simple task for anyone considering a trip to the newsagent.

From TheJournal.ie Bedwetting can lead to low self-esteem in children Bedwetting

Bedwetting can lead to low self-esteem in children

Some 46,000 children in Ireland suffer from bedwetting, a treatable medical condition, and many have low self-esteem as a direct result, a new survey has found.

Doctors warn about Facebook use and teen depression

Social networking sites like Facebook can cause some young people suffering from low self-esteem to feel worse about themselves, doctors have warned.