Australian experts have suggested that the time for a midlife crisis is now arriving a decade earlier, particularly as women approach the age of 30.
According to Melbourne counsellor and psychotherapist Paul Cullen, there has been a significant increase in the number of clients aged between 28 and 32 accessing his services in a bid to create a less isolated and more fulfilling life.
"I call it the 30-crisis, it's a different beast than the midlife crisis," Dr Cullen told NewsCore sources today (June 20).
"There are plus sides to having more choices in life, but people coming in to therapy are finding it hard to navigate that."
Dr Cullen added that the growing trend of delaying marriage and living independently is unlike anything experienced by previous generations, further adding to despair felt by young adults today.
Most private health insurance policies also offer a range of support to those looking to speak to health specialists such as rebates on psychological services.
One in five Australians will experience some form of mental illness in their lives, according to the federal government's Private Health Insurance Ombudsman.