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Despite the brittle optimism proclaimed by advertising, and not infrequently through state media, the defining mood of the modern era has become one of atomisation and disappointment.
This is not just my opinion—it’s as near a fact as such things can be.
A recent report from the Lancet found that global rates of anxiety and depression had rocketed by nearly a third in 2020 alone—the largest increase ever recorded. To be clear that’s an extra 53.2 million cases of depression and about 76.2 million of anxiety than recorded in the previous year.
Add to that, a CDC survey reported that one in four young adults had contemplated suicide in 2020. And in 2021, according to Pew Research, more than a third of the 18-29 demographic in the United States reported “high psychological distress.”
These findings were repeated in the 2021 Harvard Youth Poll, which discovered more than half of young Americans complained of feeling down, depressed or hopeless for at least several days over the past two week period.
Set up to combat these problems, Lifestyle Harmonics guides people through the challenges of today’s world, helping them craft a mode of existence that is both rich and fulfilling.
Our articles have, thus far, touched on things like how tough times lead to greater mental wellbeing; how challenging ourselves can be foundational for long-term satisfaction; and how embracing discomfort can expand consciousness; strengthen relationships; and tighten community sentiment.