A recent study has shown that Generation Z is the most likely to have poor mental health. The study, conducted by the University of Liverpool, looked at data from over 10,000 young people in the UK. It found that those born in the late 1990s and early 2000s were more likely to experience problems such as anxiety and depression than those born earlier or later.
The researchers say that there are several possible reasons for this. One is that Generation Z has been dealt a tough hand by growing up during a time of recession and social media saturation. They also point to the increasing pressure on young people to succeed academically and professionally.
Whatever the reasons, it is clear that this generation is facing a mental health crisis. And with suicide now the leading cause of death among young people in the UK, it is something we must take seriously.
Psychologist Scott Bea, PsyD, believes what stresses today’s young people out could be a product of what their parents experienced while they were very young.
A side effect of 24/7 news
More young people struggle with mental health problems, and experts say the constant barrage of news may be partly to blame.
Generation Z, those born in the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, is more likely than any other generation to have poor mental health, according to a recent report from the American Psychological Association. The report found that 44 percent of Gen Zers said they had experienced at least one major depressive episode in the past year.
That’s a significant increase from previous generations. For example, only 28 percent of millennials reported having had a major depressive episode in the past year, and 26 percent of Generation Xers said the same.
We need to be able to cope with adversity
It is essential that we can cope skills with adversity. Unfortunately, a recent study has shown that Generation Z is the most likely to have poor mental health. This can be due to several factors, such as stress from social media and academic pressure.
We must learn how to deal with these issues early on to avoid developing mental health problems later on. Some ways to deal with adversity include talking to someone about your problems, exercising and meditation.
Increased attention to mental health may also be at play
Aware of their mental health and seeking help, the headline of this article is that Generation Z is most likely to have poor mental health. A recent study shows that this generation is more likely to experience anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts than any other generation. The study also showed that one in five Gen Zers had attempted suicide.
Though these findings are alarming, they are not surprising. We know that Gen Z is more vulnerable to mental health issues than previous generations. This may be due, in part, to the increased attention that has been paid to mental health in recent years.
Mental health has become a more mainstream topic of discussion, leading to increased awareness and understanding of mental health issues. However, it has also led to increased pressure on Gen Zers. They are constantly being told that they need to be perfect and that they should never struggle with their mental health.