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That’s Gen Z slang for “wrecked.” It accurately describes the prospects of a young American generation that is 42% ill and 57% medicated. I suspect that most of this is real, and it is a huge problem caused by decade after decade of societal destruction.

Forty-two percent of America’s young-but-cynical Generation Z are dealing with a mental health condition, a new survey finds. A range of these issues were largely identified during the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The analysis by Harmony Healthcare IT suggests tens of millions of Gen Z young adults started dealing with a mental health problem in the months immediately following the start of the global pandemic in March 2020. The Indiana-based data management company’s survey highlights a staggering percentage of young adults diagnosed with anxiety, depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) during the pandemic.

Three-quarters of these Americans, all under the age of 25, say the pandemic negatively impacted their mental health, with many citing loneliness and uncertainty about the future.

Eighty-five percent of Gen Z respondents say they’re worried about the future in general. The vast majority cite their personal finances, the economy, the environment, and the country’s increasingly polarized political landscape as top concerns.

Nearly 90 percent of Gen Z respondents believe their generation is not set up for success and 75 percent feel they are at a disadvantage in comparison to previous generations (like baby boomers or Gen X) who are at least 42 years-old in 2022. This latest poll portrays Gen Z as overwhelmingly cynical about the post-pandemic world and what role they may one day play in it.

We, especially Gen X, need to be very angry about what we have done and what we have allowed to be done to our children. There are current and predictive economic graphs that fully back the 90% lack of success suspicion. In fact, it might be a little overly optimistic. And who wouldn’t be depressed or maddened as hell by the devolved state of our culture and nation?! This is a damned shame and a crime. We must fix this at all costs!