TW: Some of the content in this story may be triggering for people experiencing body dysmorphia, eating disorders, or other body-related issues.

In the age of social media, the pressure to live up to a certain “ideal” physical standard, even during a pandemic, can take a toll on our mental health. Away from the usual distractions of “normal” pre-pandemic life, it’s easy to fixate on our imperfections, which may reflect how our bodies are coping with what’s happening in the world. With more time at home, it’s also easier to get stuck scrolling on social media and comparing our bodies to others. For people who experience body dysmorphia, this can be particularly triggering. NBCLX storyteller Isa Gutiérrez talked to people across the country who are struggling with body dysmorphia and self image now more than ever.


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Social Media’s Impact on Body Dysmorphia | NBCLX