How the pandemic affects the mental health of young people | DW News

How the pandemic affects the mental health of young people | DW News

After more than a year of lockdowns and losses, studies show that the pandemic is taking a massive toll on people’s mental health. Especially young people are disproportionally affected and are more prone to depression, anxiety and substance abuse.

@ansobraendlin found out what makes millennials in Berlin doubt their future and talked to experts about the global ramifications.

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50 Comments

  1. Clara Campe on July 11, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    People need to know that



  2. shocktec 21 on July 11, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    the modern school system is one of the reasons why young people’s mental health is rotting away



  3. daniel travels on July 11, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    because of the media that you guys are a big part of



  4. Joshua Rios on July 11, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Biden



  5. Zerevv on July 11, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Adheonia galore



  6. Sam Fitt on July 11, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    My right hand has kept me sane With all they ups and downs of Covid.



  7. Easy Living Lovely on July 11, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    It is over soon🙏🙏🙏



  8. Jackie on July 11, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    I’m an introvert, at first I thought my life isn’t that different before and after pandemic. But as time goes on, it felt more and more overwhelming.



  9. Arindam Kumar on July 11, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    1st world problems…



  10. king surya on July 11, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    Please read bhagwat geeta , it’s cure of everything



  11. MrZozue on July 11, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    There is a mental health epidemic almost nobody is talking about. This is making a huge impact in quality of life and specially on workers productivity, that is going down the drain. Too much pressure and no work-life balance. This is as bad as the Covid pandemic.



  12. Eduardo Espinoza on July 11, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    This is terrible what we are doing to our young generation people at age of 18-25…..



  13. Calv Bread on July 11, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    Me who has experienced all these feelings all my life: noobs.



  14. Antonio Otero on July 11, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    In these emotional trouble times, people should check out "Angelica’s Distance Reiki for Emotional Healing! Believe me it works! It saved my life!



  15. 2PA09 Mahdi Maulana Kum on July 11, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    man my mental health is already deteriorating with all kinds of problems.the pandemic just makes it worse



  16. Read my ABOUT section PLEASE on July 11, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    Have a spare $1? Savin’ to get a laptop (homejob). No opportunites outside due to constant lockdowns. 💔 Sorry for this. 😷 I’m not a bad person, just a desperate breadwinner. Lost so much since 2020.

    Off-topic, I know. 😔 I hope you understand the desperation. I know some people need more help than me and my family but I hope that does not invalidate my cry for help. 😢
    Things are getting worse here. We don’t have stimulus checks or anything like USA. So I’m just really doing whatever I can to put food on the table. We may not be killed by the virus but the situation is surely slowly killing us. 💔 Peace be with you. ❤ GOD bless. 🙏

    And to anyone who’s also struggling, let’s hold on tight. All will soon be well. 🌈❤



  17. StoicHR on July 11, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    I’m a homebody. I’m okay.



  18. Rahul Dravid on July 11, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    “ I don’t know how to live good. I only know how to suffer.” – Bob Marley.



  19. Gurinder Singh on July 11, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    Those in developed countries can’t imagine how fatal it’s in poor countries like India wherein the pandemic has destroyed millions of jobs and lives. Multiply it with devastation due to incompetent PM.



  20. The Joker on July 11, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    Just give them free playstation problem solved



  21. Being spiritual on July 11, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    We are watching this because deep inside you feel better when you see others are suffering as well.



  22. borgoat12 on July 11, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    1:28 "even though we are all sticking to the regulations like crazy"
    *shows he is not wearing a mask*
    Interesting…



  23. Saul Tecuanhuehue on July 11, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    People are weak



  24. Sam W on July 11, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    In first I loved it. Things weren’t going that great for me, and the pandemic gave me a huge breather. I did decide to change three months before the pandemic including taking distance from all my friends. Due to the pandemic I’ve had no chance to make contact anymore.



  25. Кот Шредингера on July 11, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    Instagram doesnt help? Oh, what a pity for selfish likes lovers



  26. andivlogs on July 11, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    It’s really difficult being isolated from everyone



  27. FerJitsu on July 11, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    I bought a good road bike and it helped me a lot.



  28. prajaktaaa on July 11, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    I am always anxious and thinking about my future or what will happen if I drop out of school. I really can’t study anymore and that makes me more stressed. I make decisions without thinking and also I have become more insecure .



  29. Joshua Rios on July 11, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Puiewhlb



  30. Chris Regimbal on July 11, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    over a year in and its worse than ever in Canada, we are never getting out of this, the powers that be want to ruin our lives and well being, killing our leaders is the only option left



  31. Maria on July 11, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    I had a baby right in the beginning of the pandemic (March 2020), and it has been a very hard year. Thankfully it’s starting to feel like things are getting better, it has been very very hard to not be able to receive any family or friend support as a brand new mother.



  32. Imelda Cabornay on July 11, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    Come quickly my Lord and my Savior Jesus Christ and put an end to the insanity of the world. Do you know America that some say you are the Mystery Babylon, it is going to be so scary for you who don’t have God in your life. Try reading the Bible and get to know God. If you don’t want it’s your loss. Rev. 18- the Mystery Babylon.



  33. Joshua Rios on July 11, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    Hollywood



  34. Evgeni Simeonov on July 11, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    It’s been over a year now since I have found it difficult to think about the future. This pandemic has shed some light upon the type of society we live in. I have strong fears that people are growing apart from each other, living careless lives that impact in a negative way ones that are trying to make a difference. Each day I find fewer and fewer reasons to be part of the self-destructing race, that we have become. Positive examples are very hard to find, but still, I try not to lose the small amount of hope I have…



  35. m ya on July 11, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    last year, i got corona, then Company had to resign many myself included, then my parents were ill and finally my grandmother passed away due to covid. tragic year 2020



  36. Aegnor Fefalas on July 11, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    i have and had several illness during pandemic that i never had before. not being able to do what i love is killing me. gaming amd chatting keep me sane



  37. Kiril Krastev on July 11, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    Wake up people !!! The lockdowns are the biggest experiment on mental health !!! It is a huge global experiment !!! They don’t care about your health !!!



  38. Name Less on July 11, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    I moved abroad in November 2019…it’s had been a struggle ever since the pandemic. I’ve ever felt so stuck. I cry so often it’s crazy.



  39. សុខុមសទ្ធា កែវ on July 11, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    😈😈😈 Covid-19 is the secret terrorist in this 21th century. The world has to join its solidarity to combat this fierce enemy.
    WHO & WPA should play the important role in fighting with Covid-19 & its complications such as : mental trauma, PTSD, melancholic depression etc.

    – Covid-19 is the biggest lesson between Science & Religion.
    – Covid-19 is the greatest lesson between humanity & profit.



  40. R4SH on July 11, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    They saying this while being outside…like atleast u can go out bruh.



  41. Karanspitzer10 on July 11, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Gilly



  42. Marina on July 11, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    Seems those of us already living with mental health conditions everyday have to stay used to it, we can’t be fixed so let’s pander to the kids who actually have nothing to worry about in life.



  43. Clara Campe on July 11, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    This pandemic it will never go away it will here always people need to that



  44. Silvia Logan on July 11, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    The coronavirus pandemic has caused huge stress in many people at all ages, but affected the younger people because they cannot find jobs and they cannot have a social life such as meeting their friends.



  45. Drake Carter on July 11, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    Come to Florida. It’s 2019 here! Just remember to vote accordingly. Otherwise, stay away.



  46. Darshan on July 11, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    I’ve been suffering from anxiety and depression it’s been 7 months worried about my future..😭 I JUST NEED ONE JOB!!



  47. Ella Baddie on July 11, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    This needs too be over.



  48. Karma Chopal on July 11, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    OLIGARCHAL TECHNOCRATS AUTHORITY GOVERNMENTS MULTIDEATH  CORPORATIONS ARE NOT YOUR FRIENDS…LYING, CONTROLLING,  PROFITING FROM SUFFERING, GOD COMPLEX, SOCIOPATHIC NARCISSISTIC PSYCHOPATHIC  PURE EVILDOERS…THE OLIGARCHAL AUTHORITY DOES NOT OWN HUMANITY…PERSONAL CHOICES PERSONAL FREEDOMS ALWAYS…GOVERNMENTS AND THE OLIGARCHAL ELITES ARE NOT YOUR FRIENDS…HOW DO WE CREATE HARMONY FRIENDSHIP WITH ALL LIFE ON MOTHER EARTH…ALL OF HUMANITY MUST CREATE PLATONIC LOVE  PEACE COMPASSION KINDNESS EMPATHY EQUALITY HARMONY TOGETHER TO CREATE HEALING



  49. R3d Powel on July 11, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    I strated to smoke weed again qjd shroom..



  50. Karma Chopal on July 11, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    CALL AND EMAIL YOUR GOVERNMENT AND EXPRESS YOUR FREEDOM…FEDERAL, PROVINCIAL, CITY COUNCIL, MAYOR…YOU ALL HAVE PHONES AND INTERNET DATA…TAKE ACTION NOW! IT TAKES ACTION FOR CHANGES! FREEDOMS CHOICES CHANGES COMPASSION KINDNESS