Our Survey on Millennials

Survey: Stress, Stigma and Access Loom Large for Millennials The Matters of the Mind survey team investigates mental health challenges faced by today’s young adults. By Marissa Lorusso and Sophia Barnes/Matters of the Mind Millennials say that cost and time are the biggest factors keeping peers from seeking mental health care, according to a new survey conducted this spring by journalism students at American University. The survey, titled “Matters of the Mind,” also points to a complicated relationship between millennials seeking help and talking about mental health; while seven in 10 of the respondents said they would feel comfortable visiting a counselor, the number dropped to five in 10 when asked if they would tell people they had done so. Millennials often feel “that they shouldn’t have any time for themselves,” but should focus instead on constantly building a resume, according to Maggie Bertram, associate director of training and education at Active Minds, a nonprofit that works with college students to open up conversations around mental health. This may be one reason millennials do not feel they have time to address issues of mental health. The survey was distributed online by American University journalism students from March 25 to April … Continue reading Our Survey on Millennials