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Digital Healthcare Is Essential For Sound Mental Health – Here Is Why

It is no more a secret that technology is growing and advancing with every single passing minute. It is the advancement in technology that has transformed every single facet of our lives and thanks to this evolution, the world has become a global village where individuals can connect with people from all around the world – from the comfort of their homes. Similarly, news in one part of the world reaches the other part in seconds and workflow has also become diverse more than ever before.

Mart / Pexels / Along with the benefits of digital advancements, there are some negative aspects as well.

Nevertheless, apart from the positive aspects of the digital era that we live in, there is another side of the coin as well. To begin with, digitalization has made the mental health of people – especially the younger ones – vulnerable. For example, young people (who are in their 20s or early 30s) have access to all kinds of professionals. When they look up to them, they envy them and as a result, it leads to career burnout.

According to psychology studies, young adults who compare themselves with others always end up with mental health disorders. Consequently, it is not uncommon that conditions such as anxiety, depression, stress, and low self-esteem haunt them.

That is why it is essential for young people to look after their mental health in this era of technology and digital advancement. However, there are certain online therapy platforms that are accessible and affordable. Thus, young people really need to head over to them and make the most out of them. This way, not only they can maintain sound mental health, but they can also thrive in the digital world.

NC Institute / Unsplash / Young adults need to make use of the available online therapy platforms to sustain sound mental health.

How Young Adults are Vulnerable to Career Burnout and Mental Health Decline in this Digital Era?

“When young adults graduate or hit their 20s, they are very likely to be exposed to career burnout,” says Michael Brown, A Florida-based therapist. “If this is not addressed in the early stage, it can become chronic. Threy could end up in depression, anxiety and overall mental health decline.” Furthermore, Michael suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated this issue. “During the pandemic, we have seen an unprecedented hike in mental disorders. What is more alarming is the fact that a vast majority of these patients are youngsters (who are in their 20s.) Our data shows that career burnout is the fundamental factor that adds up to it.”

Cottonbro / Pexels / Career burnout – which leads to mental health decay – is common among young adults.

As we live in the post-pandemic world, this career burnout also seemingly continues. According to Statista, 45% of American remote employees are not happy with their remote work. “Employees who are working from home have become a victim of excessive workload and burnout,” the report asserts. “They complain that whatever they do, it is not enough for the employers. Thus, they end up with stress and depression.”

Consequently, if this work burnout sustains for an extended period of time, it is very likely to impact the mental health of these young employees. That is why it is essential for young adults to put their mental health as their foremost priority. They need to make sure that they have access to the digital healthcare platforms that are available.

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