Mental health problems are on the rise among American teens and young adults

From 2008-2017, Gen Z’s emotional distress and its propensity toward self-harm grew more than for any other generation of Americans during the same period, researchers say.

Mental health problems are on the rise among American teens and young adults

The percentage of American teens and young adults experiencing suicidal thoughts and other mental health disorders has grown over the past decade.


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  1. Increase in bullying and hardships of broken homes

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  2. Gosh. Guess y’all shoulda hired that #ForeignBornEconomist.

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  3. They have been programmed to believe that everyone is a winner and competition is bad.

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  4. Social media, probably. Always connected.

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  5. They need human interaction opportunities, less digital time.

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  6. That’s because we’re flooded with college debt and not a single cent to pay it. Most of us weren’t privileged to grow up in a elite family and have their parents bribe a college to get accepted. We actually needed to score above average on out SATs just to get into a half decent University.

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  7. Combined with declining fertility and decreasing life expectancy in the US, this is both unsurprising and worrisome.

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  8. i do not understand most of them, sad bunch

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  9. Hint: Look who they have as a President

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