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Better diagnosis and the pressure to be successful young even though our future is uncertain
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You have made some really good points. In the past. People just didn’t speak about it. It wasn’t acceptable to open up to your friends. There was a lot more suffering in silence. I certainly don’t think young people are weaker now. It takes a lot of strength to talk about your problems. I dread to think how many people fell apart suffering in silence in the past. Just because we aren’t aware of it, doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.

Sorry if it seems that I’m directing this at you OP, I’m not. I just agree with the points you made. Really, I’ve hijacked your post to make a general point. Sorry and thank you for the opportunity.




(Original post by -Eirlys-)
There's a huge number of factors.
I think the introduction of the internet and peer pressure surrounding social media is a new phenomenon that didn't exist before. That makes people feel bad about the direction their life is going or view their own flaws after comparing themselves to others.
There's been an increase in Mental Health awareness. MH issues didn't appear in the 21st century, they've always been around but we're talking about it more. It seems like there's suddenly more around but really, the issue is coming to the surface and people are talking more, partly because they now have a platform to do so.
The pressures of the economy as a whole. It's expensive to move out, so many people don't get to move out until much later or it is difficult to even get employed which can really knock your confidence. We're being overworked all the time with not much work/life balance or a decent wage, but it's being treated like it's the norm.
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It's the same as it's always been, it's just that now people pay more attention to it
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Because we are snowflakes, which is 100% our choice.
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(Original post by Oscar the Grouch)
You have made some really good points. In the past. People just didn’t speak about it. It wasn’t acceptable to open up to your friends. There was a lot more suffering in silence. I certainly don’t think young people are weaker now. It takes a lot of strength to talk about your problems. I dread to think how many people fell apart suffering in silence in the past. Just because we aren’t aware of it, doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.

Sorry if it seems that I’m directing this at you OP, I’m not. I just agree with the points you made. Really, I’ve hijacked your post to make a general point. Sorry and thank you for the opportunity.
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A lot of people don't realise how it can affect them until the damage is done. When it first came about, people thought it was only a positive thing. They didn't think there would be any downsides, but by then, people have incorporated social media into their lives so much that it's hard to completely get rid of it, especially when they use it to keep in contact with family and friends regularly. That's partly thanks to how social media works - they're always trying to keep people around and using their website. There's numerous reasons why people find it difficult to leave social media, but social media isn't negative for everyone, but it can be for others.
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Its interesting when people say social media - if its so bad for health then why do people still use it?
or at least beyond things like keeping in touch with folk i.e. messenger.
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F***ed up economy. Mass shootings and terrorism. Climate catastrophe. Social media being in your face and people pretending to have perfect lives on it. Choosing to spend time alone rather than getting out and socialising. Just a few factors.
(Original post by steamed-hams)
Its interesting when people say social media - if its so bad for health then why do people still use it?
Young people don't know any different, they've grown up with it and don't realise. They just see all these people on there supposedly living perfect lives, they think they're using it for inspiration when really it's setting an impossible standard for them to try and live their lives by.
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In the UK it's because of poor politics a rubbish police force/ Rubbish court judges and a stupid race card agenda and being ruled by "lords" and other elites.
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F***ed up economy. Mass shootings and terrorism. Climate catastrophe. Social media being in your face and people pretending to have perfect lives on it. Choosing to spend time alone rather than getting out and socialising. Just a few factors.

Young people don't know any different, they've grown up with it and don't realise. They just see all these people on there supposedly living perfect lives, they think they're using it for inspiration when really it's setting an impossible standard for them to try and live their lives by.
yeah it seems like many of us have a concoction of bad habits which leads of such mh problems. for instance i had bad anxiety when aged 17 and 18. but no chit i did i hammered brain everyday with tech - pointless internet browsing, yt, porn, video games, loud music. i didnt exercise or eat clean or socialise. i drank 1-3 cups of caffeinated tea or coffee. i slept either too little or too much. but interestingly i still went to bed thinking why do i have anxiety
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(Original post by It's****ingWOODY)
F***ed up economy. Mass shootings and terrorism. Climate catastrophe. Social media being in your face and people pretending to have perfect lives on it. Choosing to spend time alone rather than getting out and socialising. Just a few factors.
Young people don't know any different, they've grown up with it and don't realise. They just see all these people on there supposedly living perfect lives, they think they're using it for inspiration when really it's setting an impossible standard for them to try and live their lives by.
Trust me, absolutely no young person believes in the "perfect lives" you speak of. None of is set out standards based on that. I'm 16, I've had social media basically my whole life, and if anything, young people are *more* cautious about fake standards on the internet. We grew up with it, we learned about all of this as it was happening. The separation of social media and real life is something we know like the back of our hands.
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