Health and Body Image

Impact of media images


The impacts of media images on young people, and all other ages, are endless. Stress, anorexia, bulimia, depression, self-hate and suicidal thoughts and actions all can occur from media images.
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Young girls see images of models on social networking sites every day and wish they looked that way. They could be at a healthy weight or even underweight and starve themselves so they are skin and bone. They could be so influenced by this image just so they can look like their idea, and the medias idea, of perfect. Depression can detract from school, hindering people in life in the future.

These images can reduce the quality of life for young people, self-hate should not be something that is normal. The media is making people think they should look a certain way to be accepted, which is completely wrong.