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My SOSP Articles » Millennial women face new mental health struggles in the workplace

Source: www.marketwatch.com

 

A growing body of research suggests that young workers are increasingly adding mental health days to their personal days, and young women are particularly at risk.

Millennials report higher rates of depression than any other generation and are now the biggest sector of the workforce, creating new challenges in work culture and mental health treatment. And they’re not alone: Recent research shows depression is becoming more prevalent in younger women. Between 2005 and 2014 the number of depressed teens jumped by more than half a million, three-fourths of which were teenage girls according to a recent study in the journal Pediatrics. These mental health struggles are extending themselves into the workplace, with millennial women far more likely than their male counterparts to experience burn out and depression.

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