By Kari Paul
February 14, 2017
A growing body of research suggests that young workers are increasingly
adding mental health days to their personal days, and young women are
particularly at risk.
Millennials report higher rates of depression than any other generation and
are now the biggest sector of the workforce, creating new challenges in work
culture and mental health treatment. And they're not alone: Recent research
shows depression is becoming more prevalent in younger women. Between 2005
and 2014 the number of depressed teens jumped by more than half a million,
three-fourths of which were teenage girls according to a recent study in the
journal Pediatrics. These mental health struggles are extending themselves
into the workplace, with millennial women far more likely than their male
counterparts to experience burn out and depression.