Survey: Mental health of young adults severely affected by pandemic

Survey: Mental health of young adults severely affected by pandemic

Survey: Mental health of young adults severely affected by pandemic

Illustrative photo – Police officers patrol on April 5, 2020 on the embankment on Rašín embankment in Prague. Due to the spread of the new type of coronavirus, the government has banned the free movement of people and appeals to everyone to stay at home if possible and move outside in pairs at most.

London – The covid-19 pandemic has seriously affected the mental health and relationships of people around the world, especially young adults. This follows from a global survey by the non-profit organization Sapien Labs, which The Guardian wrote about.

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The organization commissioned the third annual Mental State of the World (MSW) report to better understand the state of mental health. The survey collected answers from more than 400,000 participants from 64 countries and asked respondents about their family relationships, friendships and overall mental well-being.

The survey found that there was little improvement during the pandemic in deteriorating mental health, which the group measures using a score called the “mental health quotient”. It found that the average score has fallen by 33 points over the past two years – on a 300-point scale – and is still showing no signs of recovery, remaining at the same level as in 2021.

The survey also found that young adults are more likely than previous generations to experience mental health problems.

People aged 18 to 24 also had a lower “social self,” a measure that measures how an individual perceives himself and the ability to maintain meaningful relationships. They were also three times more likely to not get along with family members and reported higher levels of family instability and conflict.

Young adults were also more likely to not have close friends compared to those over 75, the survey found.

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“These data suggest that we have not yet fully appreciated the deeply relational nature of the human psyche. However independent we may think we are, our well-being is deeply relational,” said Tara Thiagarajan, who orga nization Sapien Labs founded.