Millennial Depression And How Therapy Can Help

Feb 15, 2022 | Rehab

How Can Therapy Help Millenials Fight Depression?

More than any other generation, millennials seem to suffer from depression. It might be hard to quantify this statement because of the inexactitudes involved in the reporting and diagnosis of depression, but it is indeed true that the millennial generation has worked hard to break the stigma of the condition. Demand for effective therapy and medication is strong, given the heightened economic and social anxieties looming over their day-to-day lives.

Employment Worries

Many millennials face concerns about their long-term and short-term career prospects. So much so that a lack of gainful employment and/or financial security often fans the flames of depression. Here are some ways that visiting a therapist might help:

  • You and your therapist can brainstorm effective tactics for improving the circumstances that limit your progress, given that your career issues are more circumstantial.
  • Discuss with a therapist what you feel is holding you back from achieving your career dreams.
  • Moreover, your therapist can also assist you with strategies to improve your performance or rev up your motivation.

Social Shock

In 2019, anyone between the ages of 23 and 38 falls into the millennial generation. Lots of people in this age are starting to notice big changes in their social lives including parting ways from your childhood friends. Here are some of the ways a therapist can help you tackle these difficult changes:

  • A therapist can help you devise ways to replace that lost social time with fun solo activities.
  • A therapist can offer a slightly different version of the emotional support or life advice you’re accustomed to getting from your friends.
  • Your therapist can equip you with strategies related to meeting new people at work and starting friendships with equally busy and stressed-out people.

Distance From Family

Millennials often struggle with losing the system of support and love their families have given them since birth. A therapist can’t fill the role of your mom or dad but he/she can help you process your homesickness and depressive feelings in many ways:

  • You can discuss the ways your family’s presence enriched your life with your therapist.
  • Your therapist can also help you cope with life outside your family unit and find family-like support in other places.

Any Reason At All

For a millennial to feel depressed, there is no right or wrong reason. Embarrassment over your depressive symptoms should not stop you from seeking treatment. Working with a therapist who’s a good match can help you live the life you’ve been wanting to live and unlock your potential.

So, if you need help with depression, therapy at Taylor Recovery can help you find your way forward. Call us now to learn more!