6 Myths You Probably Believe About Millennials and Mental Health



If I had a nickel for every time I heard someone describe millennials as oversensitive, anxious, or entitled, I'd probably be able to pay back all my student loans. Myths about the millennial generation and mental health are manifold. I have my own opinions on the matter, but I was curious to see what mental health professionals had to say about millennials' mental health and what our older parents, bosses, and many online journalists tend to get wrong about it.

"The bottom line is that people judge the generations that come after them due to their own stuff," comments licensed counselor Emily Roberts, author of Express Yourself: A Teen Girl's Guide to Speaking Up and Being Who You Are. "Classifying an entire group of society in a negative light only reinforces stigmas, discounts what they offer, and reinforces the belief that we should separate ourselves from one another." Yet biases about millennials and mental health still abound, so we talked to a panel of psychologists and social workers to help debunk them.