- Business Insider 19:56January 14, 2020The struggle YouTubers are facing with their body image isn't just a result of vanity. It's a long-standing battle between hate comments, constant comparisons, and self-compassion.Gabbie Hanna / YouTube It has become fairly common for YouTubers to document their cosmetic procedures for their subscribers.
Tana Mongeau, Jeffree Star, and Trisha Paytas are just some of the creators who have filmed their experiences to give a backstage look at what goes on in the nurse's chair.
While getting cosmetic procedures isn't necessarily the result of low self-esteem, YouTubers are in a position to be more at risk of struggling with body dysmorphia.
For starters, they are always turning the camera on themselves, and are subject to criticism and trolling from millions of people. Thousands of the comments posted are about their appearance.
"If there's something you can do to protect your mental state that will make you happier, I'm all for it," YouTuber Gabbie Hanna told Insider. "Because, unfortunately, the world's not gonna change as quickly as we would like. We can't stop everybody from commenting."
Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. In the middle of one of Shane's Dawson's videos "The Ugly Side of the Beauty World," his partner's sister Morgan Adams pulled out her Invisalign retainer.
"I have to get my teeth straight," she said, half-jokingly. "I feel like people will like me more if I have straighter teeth. It's a theory."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Behind the scenes with Shepard Smith — the Fox News star who just announced his resignation from the networkSee Also:'Bridge statements' are a great way to help you build up healthier self-esteem, according to this YouTuber therapistA YouTuber opened up about her friends forcing her into psychiatric hospital because of her eating disorderJake Paul said he 'fell out of love' with his wife Tana Mongeau and 'in love' with boxing
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- Business Insider 19:05January 14, 2020A YouTuber opened up about her friends forcing her into psychiatric hospital because of her eating disorderKati Morton / YouTube YouTuber Eugenia Cooney left YouTube in February 2019 to seek help for an eating disorder. She has since returned to the platform and opened up about her mental health to her subscribers.
In a recent video, Cooney spoke to YouTuber and therapist Kati Morton about what it was like to be put on a 5150 — a 72-hour psychiatric hold — by her friends.
She said she felt ambushed because she was starting to think about entering a program herself. Instead, she was sent to a psychiatric hospital against her will, and entered an unnerving and scary environment.
Morton helped explain what a 5150 actually means, and how for some people it can do more harm than good.
Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. YouTuber Eugenia Cooney disappeared from the platform in February 2019 to work on her health with a doctor, after years of subscribers and the wider community speculating over her incredibly low weight and the possibility of her having a severe eating disorder.
Cooney reappeared in July in an hour-long documentary posted by one of YouTube's most popular creators Shane Dawson, and since then her channel has gone back to business as usual, with beauty tutorials, Q&A videos, and try on hauls.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A 45-year-long study discovered trends in successful hyper-intelligent childrenSee Also:'Bridge statements' are a great way to help you build up healthier self-esteem, according to this YouTuber therapistA creator who has become YouTube's supervillain called 911 when reporter Chris Hansen knocked on his door to ask him about accusations of grooming underage fansWhy you should drop the new year's resolution you're really struggling with already
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- Business Insider 14:19January 11, 2020'Bridge statements' are a great way to help you build up healthier self-esteem, according to this YouTuber therapistKati Morton YouTuber and therapist Kati Morton said "bridge statements" are a great way to start building up your self-esteem.
She told Insider it's almost impossible to go from the negative messages we send ourselves straight to positive affirmations, but a bridge statement lets you get there slowly.
"Let's say we have really bad body image and we think we're fat and ugly," she said. "Then the bridge statement could be like: 'It's possible that I'm not as ugly as I think I am. I might be, but it's possible that I'm not. I could be over-reacting.'"
Social media makes it harder because there's a nearly endless supply of enviable lifestyles that you can stare at on your phone at any time.
A helpful step to take is to pay attention to what you digest online, unfollow anyone or anything that makes you feel bad about yourself, and take breaks from being online entirely, if possible.
Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Being kinder to yourself is something more or less everyone struggles with at some point. Most of us would never dream of talking to other people the way we scold ourselves in our own heads.
Kati Morton, a YouTuber and therapist who helps her 847,000 subscribers improve and understand their mental health, told Insider it's almost impossible to go from the negative messages we send ourselves straight to positive affirmations.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Behind the scenes with Shepard Smith — the Fox News star who just announced his resignation from the networkSee Also:Jake Paul said he 'fell out of love' with his wife Tana Mongeau and 'in love' with boxing16-year-old YouTuber JoJo Siwa shared a tour of her new mansion that includes endless candy, a merch store, and a bed with her own face on itLady Gaga told Oprah she takes an antipsychotic, and without it she would 'spiral very frequently'
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