47 percent of generation Z feels lonely and excluded
According to the research conducted by a private health company in the USA in online interviews with 20 thousand people over the age of 18, 47 percent of the Z generation feels alone or excluded, and 27 percent feel that they are not understood by other people. Psychiatrist Dr. Onur Okan Demirci commented: “They are experiencing the worry of the future intensely. Stress levels are higher compared to other generations.”
Z Generation youngsters stated that young people are worried about their future because they are exposed to news about violence, abuse, political debates, economic imbalances, and tax, and their stress levels are higher than other generations.
45 PERCENT SAID THAT THEY DON’T HAVE PROBLEMS WITH MENTAL HEALTH
45 percent of the youth define themselves as ‘sound mind’. 91 percent say that they have experienced physical or emotional discomfort at least once due to the stress or mental health they have experienced in the past year. But people in Generation Z have the convenience of requesting much more help than other generations when they have a mental health problem.
“SOCIAL MEDIA IS NOT EFFECTIVE SOLELY”
Evaluating the results of the research, Psychiatrist Dr. Onur Okan Demirci from Istanbul Gelisim University said: “The use of social media alone does not have an impact on the isolation of the Z generation. It seems that there is no clear difference between those using intense social media and those who never use. Tensions, violence, and political debates between countries quickly reach large masses thanks to technology. Generation Z becomes the generation most affected by this situation.”
“PARENTS ARE NOT ABLE TO ESTABLISH MUTUAL RELATIONS WITH THE CHILDREN”
Mentioning that the future anxiety of the Z generation causes a constant struggle with depression and anxiety, Dr. Demirci said: “The parents of the Z generation cannot establish enough bond with their children because they have an intensive working tempo. The child who feels the need to connect goes to meet this need with social media. Social media is therefore becoming a 'connectivity tool' in Generation Z.”