Published: 2023-02-27 17:29
Last Updated: 2023-03-23 16:02
Forty-two percent of members of the Generation Z (Gen Z) have been diagnosed with mental health conditions, according to a 2022 mental health report by Harmony Healthcare IT.
The top five most common diagnosed mental health conditions among Gen Zers are anxiety (90 percent), depression (78 percent), ADHD (27 percent), PTSD (20 percent) and OCD (17 percent), the study listed.
On average, Gen Zers reported approximately ten "tough mental health days" during a one-month period.
Eighty-five percent of Gen Zers are worried about their future and “don’t feel like their generation has been set up for success,” the findings read.
Their top five concerns regarding their future are the following:
Fortunately, 87 percent of Gen Zers are comfortable voicing their mental health concerns and talking about them with their friends, siblings or parents in that order.
Harmony Healthcare IT's study surveyed over 1,000 Gen Zers about their mental health and concerns about their generation’s future.
Gen Z is the generation of people born in the late 1990s and early 2000s, as defined by Merriam Webster.