Due to the lack of social interaction and the fear of getting the COVID-19 virus, many people worldwide were forced to live in isolation. This prolonged isolation caused many individuals to feel anxious and stressed. Yubo, a social media app for Gen Z, became a beacon for those looking to support mental health initiatives.
Unlike other social apps, Yubo does not require users to follow or “like” others to maintain a certain level of social interaction. This app provides Gen Z with a space to be themselves and prevents them from experiencing the harmful effects of social media.
Gen Zers Experiencing Increased Stress and Anxiety
Management consulting firm McKinsey & Company conducted a survey focused on analyzing the effects of the pandemic on US consumers. Almost two years after the outbreak, every generation had experienced some degree of emotional and social decline. The survey results revealed that Gen Z consumers had experienced higher distress, anxiety, and depressive symptoms than other age groups. This group, which includes young professionals and middle school students, was especially hard hit by the pandemic’s negative mental health effects.
Results from Associated Press-NORC Center Poll
In September 2021, a survey was conducted by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. It had 3,764 participants. The results were similar to those of a similar survey conducted by McKinsey & Company.
The survey results showed that a higher number of Americans aged 13-24 said that the pandemic made it harder to achieve their educational and career goals. Also, several Gen Z respondents said that it was hard to maintain their romantic and friendship relationships. The American Psychological Association also noted the pandemic’s effects on the generations. In 2021, Gen Z adults were more likely to have difficulty making life decisions due to the pandemic.
Yubo Offer Supports to Community
On October 10, 2021, Yubo supported its users by participating in World Mental Health Day. The platform aims to help raise awareness about mental health and encourage people to talk about it through its activities. Yubo also noted its support for UNICEF’s initiative to continue engaging young people and their communities in conversations about mental health.