Which are you and where do you fit?
It occurred to me recently that when mental health was being discussed in the media, people were categorised into groups. I’d heard of the groups, but if I’m honest I didn’t who which group related to which age group. So I decided to do a little bit of research. Assuming I’m not the only one in this boat, you too might find the answers revealing.
|Year of Birth||Generation Name|
Each generation is shaped by broad-brush historical markers:
Baby Boomers – Unprecedented economic growth and happiness
Generation X – jaded entrepreneurs that fell to dot-com boom
Millennials – Graduated into the great recession
Gen Z – A life lived with complete connectivity and all that brings both good and bad.
Gen Z are reported to be the unhappiest among all of the categories. The reasons why are unproven, but they struggle to moderate their use of tech having had a lifetime’s access and perhaps a mild reality distortion has taken place.
Anyway this blog was not about why Gen Z are unhappy, but to inform, if you were unsure which category you fitted into.
Mental wellbeing can affect us at any stage of life. View it as an illness that can be treated and you will get better. Just like physical health, your GP can be the first point of call. Or, you can arrange a consultation directly with a counsellor in much the same way. The waiting time for an appointment may even be shorter!