A new study found that the millennial generation is more likely to experience depression at work. About 40 percent of millennials say that their stress levels are increasing.
Many millennials are reporting physical symptoms at work (i.e. headaches, stomach aches, etc).
Some millennials may be able to blame "hovercraft parenting" for this:
"Many millennials had “helicopter parents” who hovered close by, protecting them from normal bumps in the road. Now, they lack basic conflict resolution skills that they never had a chance to learn during their childhood and teen years. Many were also pushed to be high achievers in school at the expense of emotional development. This causes them to overreact to natural stressors that previous generations dealt with more effectively."
Using your childhood as an excuse doesn't always work, but in this case it might. Overprotecting your children makes them unable to handle their own problems.
Mental illness can sap your energy and drive. It's something we fight everyday. Hopefully, our struggles will lead toward acceptance of mental health problems. We have to keep fighting the stigma and rip away the veil of "taboo" from the subject.