Neither Depressed nor Flourishing? How Languishing Defines Modern Life
Have you ever suffered from a time where you've felt neither depressed or flourished? That feeling where you feel as if you are stuck in the no-mans-land of emotions? If that's a yes, then chances are you were languishing.
Having once been described as “the neglected middle child of mental health”, languishing is a general condition of non-thriving. Thanks to the pandemic new research has found that 12% of the population will fit the criteria of languishing. Whilst this isn't classed as a mental illness itself, it has a potential risk factor for future mental illnesses.