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12552859_10153287947621752_6465602671076289451_nOne thing that can be really tough when you have a mental illness is feeling like you are less than. Especially when you see stuff stuff on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the like. It can be hard to feel like you’ve made any progress toward a healthier you when it seems like everyone on social media is on vacation, or cooking like a pro, or having a blast with all their friends.

One thing to keep in mind is that you can only compare your progress and your health to yourself. Your story and processes are unique to you and it’s important to be mindful that most people are posting things that make them look good on social media.

What are some ways that you cope with the idea of the “perfect” image? What helps you remember that everyone is human, and everyone struggles? What makes you feel less alone?

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Hi! The moderator is a research team member with a background in behavioral health. We're here to help answer your questions and stimulate some great conversation! We don't provide therapy and are not available 24-7 so please if you are in crisis, go to our crisis page: https://sova.pitt.edu/i-need-help-now We look forward to talking to you!

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