I know exactly what you mean. I'm only 20 years old, and have had severe Depression for a long time. I can think of lots of reasons why we might be seeing this epidemic of mental health problems, but then again I think civilization is crumbling before my eyes...The foods we are all addicted to are killing us, and all people are aware of is the obesity/heart disease issues.
I have to wonder what it's like for people your age to look around at what goes on now. Everything in popular culture just seems so disgusting and depressing. Who are the artists of this generation? Usher and Britney spears selling pepsi?? To be honest, and im sure this is a cliche, but I wonder why more kids my age arent depressed!
I'm curious, are these people you're talking about people you know of personally? I would think there are lots of people I know with mental health problems but NO ONE TALKS ABOUT IT. Its f**ked up.