Body Image Concerns Linked to Depression and Suicide
Posted on 14th May 2019 by Zac Mavin
Concerns about body image are making large numbers of people depressed and even suicidal a survey has suggested.
The poll of 4,500 UK adults found a third had felt anxious about their bodies, with one in eight experiencing suicidal thoughts. The Mental Health Foundation, which commissioned the survey, said the issue could affect anyone at any age. The charity wants advertising and social media firms to take more care with the way bodies are portrayed.
The issue of body image is one of the main themes of this year's Mental Health Awareness week.