The outcomes of economic events in which mental health and major depressive disorders decreases and increases due to nounemphasis.

Behavioral and Social Sciences
Kat Sangraula

Elyse Wexler

Mental health can be serious and yet dangerous to society but isn't perceived that way by government standards. Mental health is a particularly important part of every human being. One's mental health can determine how one sees the world and the amount of motivation they have toward their own life. Looking at previously collected data you can see the general trendline depression and mental health takes within people due to the increase in percentage during stressful economic situations. Though the government acknowledges the increase in this percentage, especially during the pandemic, resources for those struggling with mental health and depression are still limited and expensive as therapy or medications. People who don't have the best financial situation and no healthcare also must pay more than the average, giving less motive for those who are struggling to ask for help. The data collected showed how in 2020 it had jumped almost 30% up from the previous year (2019) which was around 10%. Before the pandemic in the years 2000-2005, depression rates started at 2% and ended up at 8.70%. For those same years, mental health had started at 0.04% and ended at 8.80% by 2005. For 2015-2020 depression rates started at 9% and 2020 ended at 41.50%. For those same years, mental health rates started at 17.90% in 2015 and ended at 21% by 2020. The expectation was to bring light to how much economic stress can affect humans, through the lacking abundance of free resources to those who struggle due to this stress. With the fact that mental health can impact all species, especially humans. There is that necessity to make sure no one harms themselves. A lot of issues caused by mental health are easily ignored and almost never talked about, though it is so common.

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