Girlguiding UK and Mental Health Foundation resulted with the following stats thorough an online survey on girls aged between 10 and 15:
  • one-half feel anger sometimes.
  • one-sixth feel anger often.
  • two-third feel sad sometimes.
  • one-third cannot cope with sadness.
  • one-half know someone depressed.
  • two-fifth know someone self-harmed.
  • two-fifth know someone with panic attacks.
  • one-third know someone with eating disorder.
  • two-fifth feel worse about their looks.
Dr.Andrew McCulloch, CEO, Mental Health Foundation says "Young girls today face a new generation of pressures that leave too many suffering stress, anxiety and unhappiness". The major reasons identified are sexuality, materialism, bullying, exam stress and family turmoil. The ill-effects are core mental depression, unbalanced dietary habits, lack of concentration in studies, alcohol/ drug addiction, unsafe sexual relationships and sometimes, suicides even.

Envy is synonymous to girls. A girl cannot feel contented with what she has - no matter it is her mobile phone model, dressing fashion, examination marks or bust-waist-hip dimensions. Unfortunately, her comparison levels are boundless - it ranges from a neighbor girl to a celebrity actress. It may be descending down from Eve through the DNA sequences.

The forbidden fruit effect is continuing...


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