THIS is the mental health disaster I’ve been writing about for 20 years
The chickens have come home to roost; Gen Z is good at only one thing
19 May 2023
Psychiatrist.com reports on a survey. I’ll give you the stunning quotes, and then comment.
“The younger generation has powered through a lot of upheaval in their short lives but it’s taken a toll on their mental health. A new survey finds that an astounding 42 percent of those born between 1990 and 2010—Gen Z—have been diagnosed with a mental health condition.”
“Digital natives, as they are also sometimes labeled, report feeling comfortable talking about their personal struggles with someone else, especially their friends, siblings, and parents…One in five are in therapy. Nearly 60 percent are on some sort of medication to help manage mental health.”
“Despite so many wrestling with psychological challenges, 79 percent of Gen Z believe their age group is best at addressing mental health; 82% of Gen Z feel Baby Boomers (aged 55-64) are the worst at talking about mental health…”
WE’RE THE BEST AT TALKING ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH. Well, isn’t that special. This is a skill that will stand you in good stead all your lives as you circle the drain and disappear.