This isn’t true. First, you have to recognize the language older generations used to talk about MH.
“The shakes” = anxiety
“My nerves bad” = anxiety
“Battling demons” = depression, bipolar, schizophrenia
“Monkey on his/her back” = substance abuse, alcoholism
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I know y’all like to tussle but hear me out..most of our parents grew up with a lot less privilege, harsher conditions, were given a lot less grace but aren’t as depressed and or suicidal as much as our generation. What’s the science there?