Severe, disabling mental illness has dramatically increased in the Untied States. Marcia Angell, in her 2011 New York Review of Books piece, summarizes: “The tally of those who are so disabled by mental disorders that they qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) increased nearly two and a half times between 1987 and 2007—from 1 in 184 Americans to 1 in 76. For children, the rise is even more startling—a thirty-five-fold increase in the same two decades.” | Alternet
- Rise of the QUARTER-life crisis: Money worries and body issues are causing 20-somethings to become super stressed | Mail Online
Modern life is causing increasing numbers of people in their late 20s to feel extremely stressed, according to a new study.
Researchers revealed that the top three causes of stress are money worries, work problems and lack of sleep.
An expert said that younger people are under more pressure than any other time in recent history and that many turn to alcohol, cigarettes and drugs to cope.