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Numbers With Mental Illness Slightly Increased: Young Adults and Women Hit Hardest

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And the more people are squeezed so that they're slaves to ‘productivity’ at work, and then have two hurried hours at home with the kids, during which time they have to schlep the kids to extracurricular activities so they can get into a better college.”

She said weekends don’t even allow for downtime anymore.

“The house has to get cleaned, the laundry done, the errands run, more extracurriculars, and then the [favorite] TV shows,” Rosenquist said. “No connection. People are dying for authentic connection and surfing Facebook instead.”


SAMHSA. National report finds one-in-five Americans experienced mental illness in the past year. Web. Jan. 24, 2012. http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1201185326.aspx?from=carousel&position=1&date=01192011

Stein, Jeannine. Mental illness struck one in five U.S. adults in 2010: Report. Web. Jan. 24, 2012. http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jan/19/news/la-heb-mental-health-us-20120119

Drancoli, Viola. Email interview. Jan. 24, 2012
Rosenquist, Sara. Email interview. Jan. 24, 2012

Reviewed January 25, 2012
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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