Studies cited by Market Watch show that more and more young American workers are taking mental health days. In many cases, the people most in need of these mental health days are young women in the workforce. The rise in cases of clinical depression seems to correlate with these findings, which were published on the Market Watch website.

Millennials and the Rise of Depression Cases

Millennials are the generation of people born between 1982 and 2000 or so. According to several studies, this generation seems to be particularly prone to depression. In addition to the rise in depression among young people in general, there’s a specific trend that sets apart young women as being the most at-risk population segment. Research published in the journal Pediatrics reveals that between 2005 and 2014, the number of teens suffering from depression spiked dramatically, increasing by half a million. Of those depressed teens, about 75% were teenage girls. Even in the workplace, studies reveal that millennial women are at much higher risk for burnout and depression that their male colleagues.

“Personal Days” and Mental Health Days

Many of the young women suffering from depression have to hold down a full-time job while coping with their illness. To survive, they may take mental health days, times when they can stay home and work through the darkness on their own instead of facing the world. However, many young people feel ostracised or weakened if they admit the reason for their taking the day off. Instead, they just call it “personal time.” On normal workdays, they are forced to fight through the exhaustion, anxiety, and lack of motivation, hiding the causes and symptoms of their depression.

One woman who struggles with depression would only allow Market Watch to use her first name in the article, because she feared the reaction of her employers. She recalls feeling as if she were “cheating the system” by taking a day off for her depression. However, when she had strep throat, she took five sick days and her employers were fine with it. “There is so much stigma around mental illness it feels like it’s not a valid excuse to not be able to work,” she says.

Depression in Singapore

The struggle isn’t limited only to young workers in the United States. Rates of depression in Singapore have also risen, especially among young people. Increased suicide rates among teens and higher numbers of depression cases are concerning to public health officials. In some situations, the cases of depression may be worse because sufferers go too long without seeking help and treatment. Social stigma, cost, and other fears often keep people from seeking the help of a psychiatrist in Singapore.

Modern Solutions for Depression

Are you struggling daily with feelings of overwhelming sadness, anxiety, or listlessness? Do you lack energy and purpose in your life? Maybe you feel as if you are sinking deeper into darkness, and you’re not sure how to get out. Don’t linger in the shadows alone! You can find help and hope at Adelphi Psych Medicine Clinic. Our kind staff and highly trained psychiatrists in Singapore are ready to provide the care you need to recover your mental health. Our clinic is known for its effective modern treatment methods, including clinical hypnosis, cognitive behavioural therapy, EMDR, and art therapy in Singapore. With just one call, you can make an appointment and start on the path to a happier life.

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Source: Market Watch, 4 March, 2017