We conducted a survey among 15–24 and 40+ year-olds across 21 countries to explore how childhood is changing.Read more about the survey
We asked both young and older people about their mental well-being. Take the quiz to see how they responded.
On average, just over a third of young people (36%) say they frequently experience worry, anxiety or nervousness.
That compares to 30% of older people.
But the generational split with anxiety isn't the same in all countries…
Younger generations are relatively more anxious in the USA…
Whereas older generations are relatively more anxious in Lebanon...
On average, 19% of young people say they frequently feel depressed or have little interest in doing things.
That compares to 15% of older generations.
Mental burdens are more prevalent among some young people than others.
Young people aged 20-24 are more likely to report often feeling anxious, nervous or worried than those aged 15-19.
Young people who have completed college are less likely to report feeling anxious, nervous or worried than those who haven't.
Those who say they find it difficult to get by financially are more likely to report often feeling anxious, nervous or worried than those who say they're comfortable.
There is growing concern about the state of mental health among young people around the world. That concern is clearly justified.