Teenager tries to commit suicide as he failed to take the perfect selfie

Published: March 25, 2014
Screengrab of Danny Bowman from the DailyMotion video.

Screengrab of Danny Bowman from the DailyMotion video.

Danny Bowman, 19, tried to commit suicide because he could not “seek perfection” in taking selfies, The Telegraph reported.

He began to take selfies since he was 15 years old in order to “get girls interested in me”. The teenager became a selfie addict, spending up to 10 hours per day taking his own pictures. He would take up to 200 pictures trying to get the perfect selfie.

Bowman suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Body Dismorphia and his addiction led to him attempting to take his own life.

Talking about his mental illness, the young teenager said, “This kind of thing [mental illness] can happen to anyone, for me i think it manifests itself with selfies.”

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  • Pakeye!
    Mar 26, 2014 - 12:34PM

    To impress girls you do not need self shots,, You need only money…!! watch Hollywood real adaptions.,,
    Catch Me if you can
    Pursuit of happiness

    And learn what you lack..!!


  • Kaleem
    Mar 26, 2014 - 8:33PM

    Its NOT news, He is suffering with Obsessive Compulsive disorder as you wrote.Recommend

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