So, I was reading this book called "The Price of Privilege. It basically talks about how the newest generation is full of teenagers and kids who are depressed for no readily apparent reason. They're rich, they have plenty of friends, they have whatever they want... but they still are depressed.
The book goes on to explain why people are so depressed: Our parents, while well meaning, have been taught how to parent wrong. Parents, who are busy working in offices, while well meaning and all, don't pay enough attention to us, and give us money and stuff to appease us. That's not a particularly new thing to psychology, but what is new is that it's happening in conjunction with parents over pressuring kids to succeed in school, and not letting us face our own consequences, all on a mass scale. Parents are raising kids that are depressed because they have no real character; everything we do is dictated to them, we are constantly under tremendous stress to perform well in school, and when we do something seriously wrong because parents do not pay enough attention to us (I know that sounds like a stretch, but if you really consider the impact of having family that isn't there for you as much as you need them to be, it makes sense), like how people have died at high school parties, or how high school girls have been raped by their peers, their parents hire fancy lawyers to prevent their kids from going to jail.
Our generation is filled with these lost kids who act out, who are depressed, who have eating disorders, who hurt themselves, and so, I want to send this message to anyone who reads this: you need to be there for your kids, and you need to let them grow up. Don't make everything too easy for them, cuz they'll fail as soon as they have to stand up on their own.