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These were the words of Billie Eilish, 21, an American singer-songwriter in an interview with American Vogue in 2020. She openly expressed her struggles with mental health throughout her adolescence, which mainly stemmed from her body image.
“I just hated my body. I would have done everything to be in a different one,” she said. Her brave attitude of revealing her experiences with her mental health proves to us all that everyone needs help sometimes, no matter your status, occupation, marital status or accomplishments.
If you are experiencing a similar difficulty to manage your overall wellbeing, know that there is a solution to your problem and there are many options available to support you in your recovery.
Maintaining close contact with your loved ones, as challenging as it may be, is a great place to start. According to research, staying in touch with people that care about you helps to alleviate feelings of loneliness and increase your sense of belonging and purpose.
Most importantly, if your mental health has been affecting your overall quality of life or if you have been unable to carry out daily tasks, it is vital that you seek urgent medical help. Your doctor will be able to prescribe you with the best treatment plan for your specific condition.
If you would like to speak with a Pastor and receive spiritual support, you can contact our 24-Hour Helpline for immediate help. Call us on 020 7686 6000 or message us on WhatsApp at 020 7686 6010.
Alternatively, you can also visit us any day of the week at your local Universal Church where there will always be someone available to speak with you. You are welcome to attend the daily meetings tailored to boost your faith and help you combat your biggest challenges in every area of your life.
Disclaimer: The UCKG HelpCentre’s spiritual advice is to be seen as a complement to the scientifically proven treatment you may be receiving. The UCKG HelpCentre does not claim to heal people but believes that God can through the power of faith. Always follow your doctor’s instructions.