This article highlights social media as a source of “iGen” mental health crisis problems. I say it is merely the tool by which worse influences are contributing to their new angst.
They have grown up in a society that had adopted ‘knee-jerk-reaction’ as a perfectly fine way of dealing with life. Critical thinking has pretty much been banned, and versions of it deemed ‘racist/phobic/etc’.
They’ve been conditioned to personalize every damn thing. Whenever something happens they run to see what their favorite celebrities are saying about it (on social media, yes) and the screwed-up propagandist MSM and then act/think according to what those entities think/say. These ‘youth’ are unable to think for themselves, apparently. I mean, look at what a lot of them sign on for (and go into student loan debt for) in college.
Ridiculous vague and made up courses based in nothing but trying to persuade what and how you think about whatever. They need to think for themselves. Get off your electronic devices and live for the day. How about a college course in ‘thinking for yourself’? They base nothing they think or believe in anything weighted with ALL the facts/info so that they can come to their own conclusions. When you’re like that it’s far more easy to be controlled and led by anything, especially somebody else’s views/opinions.
Keep in mind when Trump won in 2016 the first thing we heard was the liberals promoting disappointed/devastated Hillary voters were now seeking mental health help via doctors and antidepressants to cope with the political loss. *face-palm* I’ll be the first to admit I cringed and growled through Obama’s 8 years, but I got on with a productive life, controlled my own thoughts and did it without help from a psychiatrist or mood/depression/anxiety meds. But in today’s toxic political and ideological climate they are told they need to be outraged and resist and by any means necessary. They are told to disrupt, get in their faces, and silence opposing views, not to listen to and then intellectually debate, because anyone not thinking or viewing the way they do “are not welcome here” (Maxine Waters) They are told to lead with their feelings, and to gauge everything on the basis of how it makes them feel. This is extremely irrational. And so, when their ‘feelings-invested’ 2016 presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, lost the election they were told it had been stolen. No facts. No proof. The age group the author is discussing is also being given insane mixed messages on sex, sexual orientation, gender orientation(s), what is ‘shared cultures’ and what is ‘cultural appropriation’, and that the world is going to basically end because of ‘climate change’. Calling things ‘racist’ that have nothing to do with race. Blaming everything on “white male patriarchy/privilege” while casting off your own individual personal responsibility, logic and reasoning based in facts, not emotion … especially hate.
This is a generation of self-made victims. You simply cannot deal with life if all you have to go on is your feelings. Period.
The Conversation: The mental health crisis among America’s youth is real – and staggering
From 2009 to 2017, major depression among 20- to 21-year-olds more than doubled, rising from 7 percent to 15 percent. Depression surged 69 percent among 16- to 17-year-olds. Serious psychological distress, which includes feelings of anxiety and hopelessness, jumped 71 percent among 18- to 25-year-olds from 2008 to 2017. Twice as many 22- to 23-year-olds attempted suicide in 2017 compared with 2008, and 55 percent more had suicidal thoughts. The increases were more pronounced among girls and young women. By 2017, one out of five 12- to 17-year-old girls had experienced major depression in the previous year.
Is it possible that young people simply became more willing to admit to mental health problems? My co-authors and I tried to address this possibility by analyzing data on actual suicide rates collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Suicide is a behavior, so changes in suicide rates can’t be caused by more willingness to admit to issues.
Tragically, suicide also jumped during the period. For example, the suicide rate among 18- to 19-year-olds climbed 56 percent from 2008 to 2017. Other behaviors related to depression have also increased, including emergency department admissions for self-harm, such as cutting, as well as hospital admissions for suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts.
The large increases in mental health issues in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health appeared almost exclusively among teens and young adults, with less change among Americans ages 26 and over. Even after statistically controlling for the influences of age and year, we found that depression, distress and suicidal thoughts were much higher among those born in the mid- to late-1990s, the generation I call iGen.
Given the current “Varsity Blues” scandal let me repeat: Not everyone should go to college! I have left cringing whenever I hear ‘everyone who wants to go to college should be able to … and it should be free’ from democrat candidate, to shouting back at the TV my repeated statement. We need people trained in skills they have a knack for … carpenters, plumbers, electricians, mechanics, bakers, cooks, fast-food managers who have worked their way up from the order counter, pet groomers. It is endless…
PM: The State of American Trade Schools – Trade and technical schools are being praised and promoted by the Department of Education, corporate America, and industry associations. How well is the system working?
This is a golden time for postsecondary trade and tech schools. Not just because they’re becoming more profitable than ever. But because, at least according to some, they’re finally shaking off the stigma that has dogged their students, instructors, and administrators for so long. Over the past year, media from The Wall Street Journal to PBS have hailed technology schools and programs as harbingers of a new economy and reformers of a postsecondary education system that’s become over-priced, over-valued, and often irrelevant.
Statistics are a big part of the story. Between 1988 and 2018, the cost of a four-year college degree increased by 213 percent at public schools and 129 percent at private schools. Over the same period, wages for most Americans remained stagnant. Meanwhile, unemployment rates among young college graduates have grown from 4.3 percent in 2000 to 5.6 percent in 2017. Young male college graduates have been particularly hard hit. Their unemployment rate spiked from 4.1 percent in 2000 to 7.1 percent in 2017. At the same time, a scarcity of skilled workers has led to a nationwide labor shortage that’s resulted in increased wages for a number of blue-collar occupations. The lesson for many is obvious.
Science Alert: That Death Metal Lover in Your Office Isn’t Desensitised to Violence, Study Shows
According to new research by psychologists from Macquarie University in Australia, death metal isn’t a demonic influence – even if its themes are concerned with little else.
In an experiment with 80 people, the researchers wanted to investigate whether death metal and heavy metal fans would be desensitised to the violent subject matter of the music they listen to – a common concern about violence in other forms of pop culture, such as video games and cinema.
“It is suggested that long-term exposure to violent media may decrease sensitivity to depictions of violence,” the team explains in a new paper.
“However, it is unknown whether persistent exposure to music with violent themes affects implicit violent imagery processing.”
To investigate, the researchers used a technique called binocular rivalry, which tests for perceptual dominance when two different images are shown to a viewer at the same time, each one being displayed to a different eye.
In the study, the team recruited 32 fans of death metal and heavy metal, along with 48 non-fans, and tested them with a binocular rivalry experiment, which showed them violent and neutral images simultaneously while they listened to music…
And yet, they keep worshiping it and calling us infidels that need ruling over…
AT: Socialism – The God that Failed…Over and Over Again
Townhall: It’s Time For Conservatives To Choose: Fight Back Or Surrender
Don’t tell the #MeToo hags…
Your Tango: 6 Things We Blame On Men That Are Totally NOT Their Fault
Some say so…
FPM: Paul Joseph Watson Video: Do Pedophiles Rule the World? Does a certain “elite” control international sex trafficking rings?
Kurt Schlichter: Nikki Haley Risks Turning Into Jeb! 2.0
Well, it’s been obvious for awhile now they can’t write worth shit for themselves…
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