Researchers have found that girls who think they are fat are more suicidal.
Scientists from Georgia State University in Atlanta have found that the perception of being overweight raises the probability of suicidal thoughts among girls by 5%. The chance of a suicide attempt goes up by 3%. Where are they getting the idea that they're fat? Well, as filmmaker Jesse Epstein pointed out in a video on the New York Times site, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 70% of girls report that images of models in magazines influence their definition if a perfect female body. In addition, a University of Missouri study found that looking at women's magazines from one to three minutes had a negative impact on women's self esteem.