Study: 1 in 8 have had suicidal thoughts over body image


A study shows that 1 in 8 adults have had suicidal thoughts because of body image.

The Mental Health Foundation says people have become so distressed about their body image that they have thought about suicide. Among the drivers for this is the impact of what people see on social media and how they compare themselves to those images.

Kami Huyse with Zoetica Media told KTRH people misinterpret what they see on social media.

"Those are people's curated and best moments. We all have times when we aren't exactly our best," she said.

The research says other factors contributing to this are what people see in commercials today as well.


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