A recent online survey of more than 2000 U.S. adults indicates that it’s the millennials (ages 19 to 33) who are taking the brunt of America’s stress right now.
While the average stress level (on a ten point scale) in the U.S. is 4.9, for millennials it’s 5.4. An even more alarming fact: higher percentages of young adults in this generation say they have been diagnosed with anxiety (12 percent) and depression (19 percent).
What are millennials stressed about?
- the competitive job market
- the rising cost of education and paying off student loans
- buying their first house (many are forced to move back home with their parents)
- the economy
The millennials are growing up in a relatively rough time. In their short lifetime they’ve seen the worst recession since the national depression, terrorism including 911, the exploding cost of higher education, and their share of global natural disasters. More: