Why Are So Many Millennials Depressed in America?

November 29, 2017

The term ‘millennials’ refers to the roughly 85 million people reaching young adulthood in the early 21st century.  This group has also been deemed ‘Generation Y’ and typically refers to those born in between the 1980s and 1990s. Millennials may often be viewed by sociality as a lazy and entitled group of individuals. Yet, it is estimated that approximately 1 in 5 millennials suffer from depression. Why is depression among this generation in America soaring? One reason for this epidemic is supply and demand in the workforce.  Millennials are the most educated generation in history. Unfortunately, the supply of educated millennials significantly exceeds the demand for workers. According to Forbes, the millennial unemployment rate rests at 12.8%, compared to the national average rate of 4.9%. Many that do find jobs, end up settling into low paying positions that don’t utilize their skills, or jobs that only offer part-time work. Another factor contributing to depression amongst Generation Y is student loan debt. According to The New York Federal Reserve the total student loan debt is estimated to be over $1.3 trillion. Student loan debt in the U.S. is more than auto and credit card debt combined, only falling short of mortgage debt. The average student loan debt for a millennial is $30,000 while the average salary is less than $35,0000 annually. This may al

March 31, 2017

Join Terry Stubbs, Founder, president and CEO of ActivMed Practices & Research, on Thursday, March 17, 2016 from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm at the NH Department of Education. This event will proudly co-sponsor the Girls Technology Day, in partnership with the NH Community College System. The events will be held at NHTI, Great Bay Community College, and University of NH, respectively. 500 high school freshmen and sophomore young women are expected to attend. Workshops will be led by educators and industry-leaders from the local community, like Terry Stubbs. Terry Stubbs has managed nearly 600 clinical trials and has almost 25 years of healthcare management experience. She is author of the “Quick Pace Recruitment Program” and “12 Keys to Successful Weight Maintenance.” She is also an active member of DIA and ACRP.

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