According to a survey conducted by Harmony Health, nearly 70% of Gen Z stated that their mental health was negatively impacted by COVID pandemic and lockdown. As well, 42% said they have been diagnosed with a mental health issue, the Christian Post reported.
Gen Z is made up of those between the ages of 18 and 24 (born between 1997 and 2012).
The survey also found that 57% of those diagnosed with mental health issues are spending on average $44 a month for medication, for such issues as depression, anxiety, ADHD, eating disorders, insomnia, and PTSD.
In addition, the survey reported:
- 20% reported that they were taking therapy for mental health struggles;
- 31% rated their mental health as bad in 2022;
- 62% reported taking at least one day off work or school because of mental health issues in the first eight months of this year.
- They also reported spending an average of four hours a day on social media;
- 57% stated they took a break from social media for the sake of their mental health; and
- 35% have even deleted a social media account to help improve their mental health.
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