The Truth About Mental Health, Millennials & Boomers

posted by Mike Usher - 

Nearly 20% of Americans struggle with a clinical anxiety disorder while approximately 7% of us meet the criteria for depression. Those predisposed to such conditions often find themselves struggling particularly while caring for a sick loved one.

But different generations have different attitudes about accessing mental health services. There may be a generational stigma about getting help and age may impact whether we'll seek help for mental illness. Jennifer Fitzpatrick is the author of Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing The Stress Of Caring For Your Loved One and she tells us how to encourage someone you love to seek treatment for mental health problems. 

Learn more about Jennifer's organization and get her book, click here.
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