It seems logical to judge the state of mental health by looking at the amount of drug sales related to the condition. You would, presumably, regard a 500% increase in Malarial treatment to indicate a big increase in Malaria. However, as someone once said: “no matter how thin you slice it, there are still two sides”.
What if we just reversed the equation, a simple math technique, then we would be looking at the possibility that: The increase in pharmaceuticals is directly proportional to the decrease in mental health. Maybe they are causing the problem.
HOW BIG IS THE PROBLEM?
“In 1999, there were more than twice as many motor vehicle deaths as fatal drug overdoses. By 2014, those numbers had flipped, with almost 40 percent more deaths from overdoses than car crashes. In all, 29,230 people died in car accidents in 2014, while 47,055 died from a drug overdose.”
Are you as surprised as me that these figures are widely available, yet, barely anyone reports on it?
This speaks to many drugs not just pharmaceutical opiates and street drugs. However, you would have to be living in a cave halfway up a mountain somewhere, to not have noticed the increase in ‘rage’ in society in general. Most of you probably experience it regularly on the roads, or in a Facebook post thread. People seem to have, basically, lost it.
When it comes to mass-shootings (and there are many other instances of mass killing with knives, machetes, axes etc.) the offenders are biased toward the younger end of the scale. In fact their ages seem to fit effortlessly on a sliding scale that measures how greatly children were medicated at a certain point in time.
I regularly find myself discussing with parents how their children (as young as 4 or 5) were placed on strong, insufficiently tested, mind altering drugs – not by street gangs but by their own physicians. WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THIS DOES WHEN THEY REACH LATE TEEN/EARLY TWENTIES… but we can hypothesize.
Our youth suffer from unprecedented levels of depression, anxiety, violence and anger. This creates behavioral problems. When we have behavioral problems we then turn to… yes, the pharmaceutical companies – for help with further medicating conditions that they are likely to have created in the first place.
I began by talking about crazies, but seriously… this is as crazy as it gets.
We can’t blame parents for being pressured into a decision that should be “the last option” if they weren’t offered any other solutions. The deck is stacked against them from the start. Many working to broaden the, previously limited to brain damage, neuropsychological approach find it almost impossible to get the attention of the establishment (hence this page).
For the first time ‘some’ studies have started to focus on America’s policy on mental health as the prime suspect and not the tired and incomprehensible “firearms are solely to blame”, argument. Parents know the problems begin long before their child had any idea what a firearms was – but this misdirection will continue to confuse the real issue until we speak out!
WHEN THIS ELECTION IS OVER WE NEED A NEW MOVEMENT – ONE DIRECTLY AIMED AT STOPPING THE DELIBERATE DESTRUCTION OF OUR YOUTH BY PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES!
As my wife, Kelly, always says: “follow the money”. How true!
Geoffrey Ragnarokk Danes