Why Is America’s Mental Health the Worst In the World? | Dave Hodges – The Common Sense Show

Posted: January 11, 2015 in Uncategorized

Jan, 2015 by Dave Hodges

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“They hate us because of our freedoms”

“They hate us because of our freedoms”

“They hate us because of our freedoms.” Who will ever forget this previous statement by one of the “intellectual giants” of our time, George W. Bush? Was George correct about the freedoms that Americans possess which would cause someone to do us harm out of envy?

On the surface, we appear to have a lot to celebrate. Before every sporting event, the National Anthem is played. Before public meetings and before most schools commence their daily instruction,the Pledge of Allegiance is frequently recited. On the surface, Americans appear to have much to be thankful for with regard to the degree of freedom and the amount of opportunities available to us. In general, we just seem to be the happiest people on the face of the earth. However, the data tells a much different story.

The United States is a nation in severe decline and it beginning to show up on our mental health which is a reflection of the troubled political and economic times that we find ourselves in.

America’s General Mental Health Report

american psychosisIn 2013, over 9.3 million Americans had serious thoughts of suicide during that year. During that same year, 43.8 million adults (age 18 or older) experienced a diagnosable mental illness as 2.7 million (1.1%) made suicide plans and 1.3 million (0.6%) attempted suicide.

“The report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) also finds that 10 million adults experienced a serious mental illness and 15.7 million adults experienced a major depressive episode in 2013″. These results continued the same trend as was found in 2012, when the findings reached astronomical levels.

In 2013, major depressive episodes affected approximately one in ten (2.6 million) youth between the ages of 12 to 17. However,, Americans do not get consistent treatment with only 38.1 percent of depressed youths receive treatment for serious clinical depression. The SAMSHA Report found that, approximately 34.6 million adults (this represents 14.6% of all American adults) received mental health care. These number are significantly escalated over the period covering 2002-2011. According to the new report, 44.7% of adults with any mental illness and 68.5 percent of adults with serious mental illness received mental health services.

sheep-forwardThe number listed above are indeed grim. The rate of mental illness is growing in lockstep with our failed economy. There is a definite correlation between the growing rate of mental illness and our obvious failures as a country. Over 20% of Americans have a diagnosable mental illness. Anywhere from 35-40% are receiving no treatment. This means that when the economy collapses, millions of displaced people with a significant mental illness will greatly exacerbate the coming civil unrest.

There is now evidence that Americans are far more mentally ill than our foreign counterparts.

America’s Anxiety Levels………….MORE!!!!!!!!!!!








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