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Why Anxiety Among Millennials Is More Than a Coincidence

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I was on the phone with my mom yesterday when I brought up one of my cousins and how she too struggles with severe anxiety. Hers is so severe that she has had to drive herself to the ER because of panic attacks.

Then, my mom mentioned two other cousins who struggle with anxiety. My mom and I joked about how so many of us had anxiety and said that if she had mentioned having a headache or being nervous about something, she would be told, “You’re too young to have headaches or be nervous.” Basically, she and her seven other siblings would’ve been brushed off or told to “suck it up.” Not because her parents were mean or anything; that was just how it was back then.

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