Around 1 in 50 adults are suffering from Body Dysmorphic Disorder in the UK. That’s 1,075,980 people. Globally, up to 155 million people may be living with the condition.
Body Dysmorphic Disorder is a severe mental health condition. Sufferers become intensely preoccupied with perceived defects in their appearance. Even if sufferers’ concerns about their appearance aren’t noticeable to others, their distress is real.
The debilitating condition continues to rise – taking some responsibility for this increase are the unrealistic portrayals of ‘beauty’ in the fashion, beauty and entertainment industries. Social media can be unhelpful too.
We’re looking for a partner from these sectors to help our client, the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation to end all suffering. To help create an International Awareness Week, to raise public awareness, and raise funds to stage more direct interventions to help people manage BDD in their lives.
Watch Hannah Lewis speak movingly about what it means to live with BDD…