It is really alarming to watch the world trends and especially those in America. We ought to worry about what will happen next.
Fixing Mental Health In The Workplace Requires A Lot More Than A Yoga Room - Companies are recognizing that our work culture is incredibly damaging to employees’ mental health. Now they need to fix it for real—not just plaster over it with gimmicks. (2016) https://www.fastcompany.com/3057303/fixing-mental-health-in-the-workplace-requires-a-lot-more-than-a-yoga-room
But these studies mentioned below are jaw dropping: society could end up with 1 in 2 individuals being diagnosed with mental health issues (after all the boomers will have passed away) and that would pave the way for a full fledged Dystopia with Aldous Huxley's Brave New World becoming the "corporate new bible" (listen to his speech below).
Mental health is becoming the next frontier of diversity and inclusion! Materialism is taking a toll all over the planet and in the US even more than anywhere else.
It is not more "Mindfulness Inc" that we need but a return to sanity!
The American dream is on its death bed. When are going Americans to stand up? Even Chinese do not give a damn about their social credit being ruined by their participation in a protest.
A former World Bank banker, Joseph Stiglitz , said a few months ago that three decades of neoliberal policies have decimated the middle class, our economy, and our democracy - Progressive capitalism is the economy we need. Stiglitz can always describes the symptoms wonderfully but his cures are not to be taken seriously.
There are only 3 systems possible. Individualism, collectivism and contributionism-slash-voluntaryism
Individualism works beautifully on paper. Flirting with the idea that one is responsible for one's own life is an easy sell because the ego is rather selfish when not able to access the right data, but the Reality is that we all are interdependent. The planet reacts like a organism and we must live in symbiosis with the latter to survive. The main reason why profit seeking will remain doomed to fail.
As for collectivism (characterized by a top down and centralized model) it is what the world has had for several millennia already. We can no longer afford to ignore the past. Its softer version called socialism is a mere full loop designed to keep society into an endless spin of control.
Then socialism without monetarism is not socialism anymore but "contributionism-slash- voluntaryism" , which implies that there is no longer any hierarchy in place but town representatives that operate under full transparency. No more meeting behind closed doors. Any smart individual finds the idea of secrecy abhorrent. How can people believe what politicians tells them when they haven't attended their meetings in the first place?
So the choice is between Dystopia or a massive awakening and the end of the nightmare.
In the massive awakening scenario, half of Millennials and 75% of Gen Zer do not have any real cognitive problems at all. They just do not fit in our current model anymore because of an increase in awareness, and their emotional health translates just that.
That very possibility is somehow explosive since that would mean that they also "potentially" have the ability to realize the stakes and suddenly attempt to break free from the top-down model, and topple the latter without any warning. Yes, potentially but that does not mean that victory is a sure thing yet.
Of course we can blame social media addiction but the latter just mirrors human conditioning. In a society much less coercive than ours there wouldn't be any fear to have an online activity. This is a completely different premise. Then we also have a major problem with the average diet, which can be easily circumvented.
Why nutritional psychiatry is the future of mental health treatment (March 1, 2018)
Not to mention that psychedelics such as DMT can also help rewire the brain. In the US there are several Ayahuasca churches and completely legal. Just make a search and see for yourself. If you feel like there is a calling, just go for it. Do "NOT" do it because you want to look cool and be part of the wave.
Times Are Changing: First Ever Center To Study Psychedelics Opening In The US (SEPT 2019) https://www.naturalblaze.com/2019/09/times-are-changing-first-ever-center-to-study-psychedelics-opening-in-the-us.html
What lies on the horizon is a giant question mark but the odds are "a 50-50" at this stage because there is clearly enough data out there telling us the system isn't working and falling apart.
Degrowth for a Resource Based Economy is the only solution to end 4000 years of much of the same. The time has come to merge biology and economics if we ever are serious about muddling through our dire challenges ahead.
Half of millennials and 75% of Gen Zers have left their job for mental health reasons (OCT 2019)
The American Psychological Association found the percentage of people dealing with suicidal thoughts increased 47% from 2008 to 2017. Another recent study, by the American Psychological Association, found the percentage of young adults experiencing certain types of mental health disorders has increased significantly in the past decade. In particular, the percentage of people dealing with suicidal thoughts increased 47 percent from 2008 to 2017. The findings are corroborated by another recent study, which shows that while the amount of serious psychological distress increased across most age groups, the largest increase between 2008 and 2017 was among adults ages 18–25, at 71%. For adults ages 20–21, the figure was 78%. Eighty-six percent of respondents in the Mind Share Partners, SAP, and Qualtrics study said a company’s culture should support mental health. “Mental health is becoming the next frontier of diversity and inclusion, and employees want their companies to address it,” the authors wrote. To address this, Cisco is currently offering its employees a five-session course designed to enhance concentration, resiliency and creative thinking, where participants learn simple cognitive strategies and engage in mental training exercises to optimize their performance at work. FULL https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/11/mental-health-issues-cause-record-numbers-of-gen-x-z-to-leave-jobs.html
61 million Gen Zers are about to enter the US workforce and radically change it forever (2018)
Hiring Gen Zers will require more of a marketing effort by companies. This group is looking more for good day-to-day work experiences. Managers say it will be more difficult to manage and train Gen Z employees than older generations, since they are not as savvy at social interaction, according to a national survey by APPrise Mobile. FULL https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/01/61-million-gen-zers-about-to-enter-us-workforce-and-change-it.html