Nowadays, “kill me”, “I want to die” or “I’m so depressed” are no longer alarming phrases as they are frequently used by young people online.
Does this mean that the number of mental health cases has grown, or has the recent awareness given people more confidence to admit their own struggles with mental illness? Even though it is recognisable that the obsession with numbers (followers, likes, retweets, etc) has turned into a competition, and that sort of pressure can lead to unhealthy thoughts and habits, can we blame it all on social media? Or does the political and economic uncertainty, global warming and rapid technological change also affect our mental health?
This documentary is going to compare the differences between five different generations, analyse how toxic social media can be and understand why millennials “want to die” so much.