Body image – how we think and feel about our bodies

📊 Mental Health Foundation commissioned an online survey of 4,505 UK adults aged 18 and over to mark the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, for the theme ‘Body image – how we think and feel about our bodies’ #BeBodyKind

They found that …

🔸 Just over one in eight UK adults (13 per cent) have experienced suicidal thoughts or feelings because of concerns about their body image.

🔹 Just over one third of UK adults have felt anxious (34 per cent), or depressed (35 per cent) because of concerns about their body image.

🔸Almost one in five UK adults (19 per cent) have felt “disgusted” because of their body image and one in five (20 per cent) said they had felt “shame” because of their body image in the last year.

🔹 One in ten women (10 per cent) saying they have self-harmed or “deliberately hurt themselves” because of their body image.

🔸 A quarter of men (25 per cent) said they have felt depressed because of concerns about their body image.

🔹One in five people (20 per cent) aged 55 and above have said they have felt anxious because of their body image.

🔸 Just over one in five (22 per cent) of all UK adults and almost half (46 per cent) of 18-24 year olds said images on social media had caused them to worry about their body image.

💻View full report at mentalhealth.org.uk/publications

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek #BeBodyKind

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