Mindfulness & Millennials

Millennials suffer from more mental health issues than any previous generation with one in five reporting depression symptoms and 50% saying they regularly can't sleep because of stress (average for all generations is 33%). While two-thirds of depressed millennials report their symptoms may not be severe enough to keep them home, their capacity for quality work is greatly diminished if they do show up. 

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Stress Levels Mounting

95% focused on managing or minimizing stress

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Overwhelmed by constant connectivity

84% sometimes feel overwhelmed by social media

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Balance is New Achievement

99% agree with “more and more, I’m trying to find balance in my life”

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Mindfulness Goes Mainstream

Almost 8 in 10 Millennials meditate at least once a month


The good news

The good news is that millennials are embracing mindfulness and use this tool to help manage their stress, stay focused and increase happiness:

Top Reasons Millennials Embrace Mindfulness

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Helps me function better (98%)

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Makes me happier (98%)

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 Vital antidote to the stresses of life (98%)

Mindful Mobile Users

  • 57% of Millennials use smartphones to help them be more mindful

Mind Body Green Report, “Meet The Mindful Millenial” November 2014