“In 2016, for the first time, the majority of entering college students described their mental health as below average.”

If you teach college students, stop what you are doing and get your hands on this book. The data collected here will change how you see the people who sit in front of you. Twenge argues that the generation born between 1995 and 2012 are at the forefront of the worst mental health crisis in decades.  Her assertions are based on her analysis of data drawn from four national studies that 11 million Americans have participated in since the 1990s. If we accept her findings, we’ll have to rethink how to support the learning and development of this fragile generation.

Twenge, Jean M. iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy — and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood. Atria Books, 2017, p. 104.

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