Happiness-19 Especially Helps Those Who…
Happiness-19 is a creative project but also very simple at its heart. We made it with the idea of creating a meaningful experience for everyone; a wholesome journey for anyone wanting to explore self-happiness and discover something new about themselves!
When we were designing this experience and brainstorming ideas, we would imagine what sort of person would really enjoy it. Who would they be? Would they like to browse bookstores with coffee in hand? Would they probably stop by the self-development books section and think about a new way of improving themselves? This was the kind of person we imagined this project would help a lot.
But that’s not the only type of person for whom Happiness-19 would be of great help. In fact, if we look at statistics, there are many other groups of people that would benefit a lot from this collective journey:
According to Parents Magazine, 1 in 5 teenagers will develop depression before 25. Based on a study done by the National Institute of Mental Health, 20% of girls and almost 7% of boys between the ages of 12 and 17 suffer from a depressive episode, while 60% of them get no treatment.
Also, MedicineNet says that 20% of teenagers suffer from depression and anxiety by the time they become adults.
It’s believed by Healthline that at least 80% of new mothers experience some sort of postpartum depression. According to the American Psychological Association, 10 to 15% of American women experience a depressive episode within the first 3 months of childbirth. Even 10% of new fathers may have these same problems as well.
Also, according to this article by healthy children.org, 2 to 25% of fathers can feel unhappy and depressed during or after pregnancy.
Statistics show that although minorities are generally happier than white Americans, the self-care they receive is unequal to that of white Americans.
Also, more than 16% of Latino or Hispanic people in the U.S. reported suffering from a form of mental illness in the last year alone.
A study published in CanJPsychiatry gathered information on the mental health levels of refugees, immigrants, ethnocultural and radicalized groups, and it shows that refugee youth in Quebec ”have high rates of numerous mental health problems.”
In another study published in the Journal of Effective Disorders, it was found out that newly-immigrated individuals suffered a lot from mental health issues.
According to another Healthline study, LGBT youth are twice as likely to feel unhappy and depressed.
And according to Psychology Today, approximately 7% of U.S. citizens suffer from depression, and 18% from anxiety-related problems. But for transgender individuals, this rate is as high as 50%.