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Megan Lett

Megan Lett

Name: Megan Lett
Age: 17
Year of the Fix: 2016
Location: Kelso, Scottish Borders
Campaign: To help those with mental health issues to get the support they need

I first realised something was wrong when I was 15. I was becoming more and more anxious about my personal appearance. Every time I looked in the mirror, I was horrified.

 

People told me to stop being silly, but I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

 

I was worried that they would think I was vain or self-obsessed, but now that I’ve been diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder, I know that’s not the case.

 

Sometimes it would take me as long as four hours to get ready for school because I would spend hours doing my hair and makeup. At that point, I knew I needed help and went to see my GP.

 

Having someone take me seriously was a huge relief; it was the first step in getting help. So my Fixers campaign is about encouraging parents to take mental health seriously.

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