URIDU Health Family Work

Why do young girls wish to end their lives?

Girls hitting puberty face many challenges and difficulties, especially when it comes to developing countries.
Many girls and young women are very unhappy, as they face relentless pressure (whether from their peer group, their family, social media or the movies) to look and act a certain way (according to the concept of ideal beauty). They feel ugly and not worthy of being loved and wanted. This feeling can lead to self-harming such as cutting or drugs as well.