Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that adults under 30, the current age bracket of Millennials, are twice as likely to consider suicide as those over 30.While only 1 percent of Millennials actually kill themselves, their rate of suicide is still five times greater than older generations.It explains that Boomers and senior citizens are much more likely than Millennials to “get in touch with their inner self” in order to deal with stress, either through prayer, or reading, or telling others their feelings rather than “keeping them bottled up” inside.

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Millennial Momentum One of the distinctive traits of Millennials (born roughly 1982-2003) is a constant feeling of being pressured.

Thanks to their parents setting high expectations for them, Millennials consider life a series of hoops to be jumped through.

The Bottom Line In some ways, stress is like the weather—everyone talks about it but few do anything about it.

Only 32 percent of Millennials think they are very good or excellent at managing stress, numbers roughly comparable to other generations.

The only generation that comes close to Millennials in the use of these techniques is Generation X (36%).

Millennials are also twice as likely as other generations to do yoga or meditate to try and relieve stress.They are twice as likely as Millennials to say they deal with stress by smoking and twice as likely as Boomers to say they use alcohol.Millennials, on the other hand, are more likely than any other generation to deal with stress using non-traditional means.Members of the Silent Generation, now over 65, report lower stress levels than any other generation.Self-Assessment Boomers’ assessment of their stress levels has declined steadily over the last five years, from an average score of 6.5 on a 10-point scale in 2007 to only 4.9 last year.He resides in Los Angeles and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.