Video: Age, religion can affect mental health views

We asked people how religions, generations view mental health

Saakshe Bhandari, 22, says that she thinks her grandparents believe technology affects millennials' mental health. // Screen shot from video by Merissa Thomas.

By Merissa Thomas/Matters of the Mind

How do views about mental health differ between age or religion? While interviewing people in Washington, D.C., we found young people who say older generations are more resistant to conversations about mental health. When discussing religion, they say it can either be a strong support system or a source of judgment for people struggling with mental health.

Mental Health and Millennials from Merissa Thomas on Vimeo.

[Read more about how millennials feel about mental health issues in our survey.]

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