Have you noticed that people seem to be going completely nuts all around us? Of course there have always been a few people with mental health issues in our society, but these days it seems like some sort of a collective insanity has descended upon our entire nation. I was curious, and so I decided to look up the dictionary definition of “insanity”. According to Merriam-Webster, the top definition is “a severely disordered state of the mind usually occurring as a specific disorder”. When I read that, I thought that “a severely disordered state of the mind” sounds just about right. Front the White House all the way down, we are witnessing things that we have never seen before. Vast numbers of people in our society can’t seem to think straight, and that is a major problem.
One of the biggest reasons why many of us can’t seem to think straight is because we are on so many pills.
And one of the biggest reasons why we are on so many pills is because we are so deeply depressed.
According to a study that was conducted by researchers in New York, an alarmingly high percentage of our young people are willing to admit to “having depression” within the past 12 months…
Study authors say that in 2020, nearly one in 10 Americans reported having depression over the prior 12 months. Almost one in five adolescents or young adults reported the same.
But those are actually old numbers.
It turns out that the pandemic made our depression epidemic a whole lot worse.
In fact, the CDC says that nearly a quarter of all U.S. young adults “received mental health care treatment last year”…
Almost a quarter of all young adults received mental health care treatment last year, according to recently released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The number of adults aged 18 to 44 who received mental health care in the past 12 months saw the biggest increase from 2019, rising from 18.5 percent to 23.2 percent. The percentage of all adults who received mental health treatment also increased from 19.2 percent in 2019 to 21.6 percent in 2021.
That is stunning.
Those numbers are not just young people that say that they are depressed or that they struggle with mental health issues.
To qualify, you actually had to have received mental health treatment within the past year.
During the years from 18 to 44 you are supposed to be in your prime.
So what do these numbers say about our society?
Of course when people seek treatment for mental health issues, they are often put on mind-altering pills, and one study found that almost 65 million Americans are taking mental health medications right now…
A new study using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mental health prescriptions rose 6.5% nationally in the last eight months.
According to the study from QuoteWizard, nearly 65 million Americans — 1 in 5 people — are currently taking prescribed mental health medications.
The study also shows 18 states saw at least a 10% to 20% increase in people taking prescription mental health medication during the pandemic.
Just think about that.
65 million Americans are popping mind-altering pills on a daily basis.