Generation Z, defined by the Pew Research Center as those born after 1996, reported the highest levels of stress and anxiety than any other generation, according to a 2018 study by the American Psychological Association. In light of this anxiety epidemic, The Next Gen Podcast will provide an in-depth analysis into the most pressing issues for the youngest generation.
Episode One: Distance Learning and Academic Stress
Distance learning forced Gen Z to finish the spring semester online, which only amplified their academic stress. Listen to how CUNY students are coping with classes and assignments during the coronavirus, and ways they can reduce their anxiety and improve their mental health.
Episode Two: News Anxiety
As work-from-home policies continue during the coronavirus, the constant stream of news intensifies Gen Z’s anxiety. Listen to how one Gen Zer feels about tuning in every day, and steps the youngest generation can take to feel less overwhelmed.
Episode Three: Relationships in Isolation
While New York City’s lockdown continues during the coronavirus, Gen Z, sometimes called the loneliest generation, feels more solitary than usual and is relying on social media more than ever. Listen to how the youngest generation can continue and build genuine connections online.
Episode Four: Work and Money
With a recession looming during COVID-19 and work-from-home policies continuing, Gen Z is anxious about finding a job and making a living. Listen to how Gen Zs are coping with work and money stress.
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