Fortune staffer Katherine Reynolds Lewis takes a look at the mental illness affecting millennials, which according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), is seen in 1 in 2 young people.

This problem may be linked to more than just a better understanding of mental issues with the slower economy seemingly compounding the issue, according to psychologist Jean Twenge, author of Generation Me:

The unemployment rate for Americans aged 20 to 24 is at 8.4%, compared to 5% for the overall U.S. population. “There’s still a lot of wasted talent out there. Some is the slow recovery, but it’s also a lot of young people either having issues or waiting for that so-called perfect job that’s never going to come.”

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