Do we as a society do enough for people who suffer with mental problems?
Not a day goes by where I don’t read or hear about someone going off the deep end and doing something pretty substantial, mass shootings and knifings, running naked in subways and buses and yesterday this nut-job who brought a backpack with a pressure cooker full of confetti and leaving it at the finish line at the Boston Marathon thought his idea of performance art was a good one.
I did a casual search on mental illness and over 25% of Americans have some form of mental illness with similar stats around the world. I am positive each one of us knows someone on meds or may be or have been on meds themselves at one time. To me this is a serious issue and with my own observations of people who do suffer mental issues, IMO not enough is done to help these people.
So I am asking are we doing enough or what more can we do to address the issue of mental illness?
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