Do you know any millennials? They’re the children of the babyboomers, the generation born in the 80’s & 90’s, often stereotyped as liberal, tech savvy, environmentally concerned—those guys? If they seem a bit depressed to you it’s probably because they are!
New research reveals Millennials report higher rates of depression than any other generation. They also just happen to be the biggest sector of the workforce, creating new challenges in work culture and now mental health treatment.
And sadly, the depression is trickling downhill. Additional studies show depression is becoming more prevalent in young women and teens as well. These mental health struggles are extending themselves into the workplace, with millennial women far more likely than their male counterparts to experience burn out and depression.
Researchers at the University of Michigan Depression Center say employers can help by creating a culture at work that is accepting of these health problems, and prioritizes the treatment and prevention of psychological conditions among employees. (MarketWatch)