Trending Now… Millennials and Mental Health

Peace from Panic

“Mom, you wouldn’t believe how many people my age talk about mental health,” my oldest daughter, Mackenzie said. “It’s not a taboo subject anymore. I know a lot of people at work and friends outside of work who see therapists or take medication for anxiety and depression.”

Really? I couldn’t hide my smile. Not that I want them to be dealing with mental illness. But I’m glad they’re not afraid to bring up the subject.

My experience growing up was completely the opposite. I felt alone. My panic attacks  began when I was ten. I kept it a secret. I didn’t want to be thought of as strange or different. I didn’t reach out for medical help until my early 30s.

Mackenzie is 24 years old. She graduated college three years ago and started working at a great company. She loves her job, and is happy living on her own…

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2 thoughts on “Trending Now… Millennials and Mental Health

  1. Black people are still scared to discuss. My cousin is on anti depressants after fighting depression for over 15 years. But no one knows except me, not even her parents. Incidentally, her father had a breakdown and a suicide attempt because of depression five years ago and finally started taking medication. But the family as a whole don’t talk about it, people just say “we will lift you up in prayer”.

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