By Sarah Landrum

January 17, 2017


Americans do not take mental health seriously enough. According to the NIMH,

as many as 45% of mental health cases go untreated in this country, at a

total potential cost of $147 billion per year.


These statistics are devastating and also not widely known - but they're not

terribly controversial. What is controversial - or at least uncomfortable -

is the idea that millennials suffer from more mental health issues than any

previous generation. This challenges some of the common assertions that

millennials are entitled, lazy and lack a work ethic or respect for The