The problem we can’t ignore
A series of consumer surveys and interviews conducted by McKinsey finds Gen Zers reporting the least positive life outlook, including lower levels of emotional and social well-being than older generations.
Social Media Impact
It found one in four Gen Z members – those born in the late 1990s and early 2000s – connect spending a lot of time on these platforms with poorer mental health.
Kana Enomoto, the director of brain health at the McKinsey Health Institute and an author of the study, said she and her team focused on this age demographic because “Gen Z are the leaders of the future. They are the workforce of the future.
source – Guardian Article: Fri 28 Apr 2023 13.28 BST
Jason Blyth, Co-founder of MyMindPal shares his thoughts…
‘A combination of unhelpful societal narratives, social media and world events has led to a huge increase in anxiety levels, depression, self harm and suicide, amongst young people.
Social media platforms themselves are not the problem.
A combination of the type of content itself, as well as passively and endless scrolling is linked to a decline in wellbeing levels over time.
We were hugely encouraged when a group of young adults enlisted to support their piers and create content that improves rather than attacks the wellbeing of others.
It is with great personal pride that I can announce that the Gen Z contributor series is now available within the MyMindPal App.’