Editorial | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, May 14, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, May 14, 2020


This past month, I think I spent the most time with my parents since I was a toddler. And that brought me to a realisation. Millennials and zoomers are very conscious about their mental health problems, and we are aware of the fact that many of these problems are caused by our parents. What goes unsaid and undiscussed is the fact that our parents, boomers, suffer from many of the same ailments as us. Remember, they had parents too, many of them so old that we don't even have a generational moniker for them. 

Talking to your parents about their mental health issues may be one of the toughest conversations you ever have, but it's also one of the most important ones. Talk to them. Are they lonely? Are they sad? Do they want to work on that? We spend a lot of time practicing pseudo-psychology on friends who already have one foot in the therapist's chamber, giving some of that time to our parents might just make for a healthier household.


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