I read online that the average school-age student today faces so much stress that they all would have been declared legally insane in the fifties, and would have been institutionalized. This got me thinking, how do we know how our mental "health" compares to that of other people? For example, I'm often depressed and very rarely actually happy. I can't tell if my life is actually worse than somebody else's or if I'm just bad at coping with negative aspects of life. I'm not sure there is a concrete way of determining mental health, but it's really annoying when people assume that being depressed is just something that people should "get over".