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December 7, 2017 7:28 AM
Don't call us snowflakes - it damages our mental health, say young people
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Telegraph:

Being called a "snowflake" is damaging to mental health, young people say.  Figures show that the majority of young people think the term is unfair - and even more think it could have a negative effect of its own. 

The "snowflake generation" is a disparaging term now commonly used to refer to young people, who are perceived to be over-sensitive and intolerant of disagreement.

But research by insurance firm Aviva found that 72 per cent of 16-24 year-olds think the term is unfairly applied, while 74 per cent think it could have a negative effect on young people's mental health. 

The figures also show that young people are more likely to have experienced stress, anxiety and depression in the last year.

 

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