There are so many people that have experienced a lot of pain in their life and this pain has caused many other problems; one of which being self-neglect. Some learn to dislike the person they see in the mirror and that is something I am on a mission to help change. I am by no means a psychologist or psychiatrist and I am not qualified to diagnose or treat mental issues, but I can try to help in small ways.
I have said in the past that getting out and trying new experiences, expanding your experience, is a great way to begin to break the chains of self-loathing. I found this article on TinyBuddha and thought I would pass it along: