by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show:
During the infamous London Blitz, the mental health of the local Brits actually improved. Alcoholism declined as did suicide during this time of a profound struggle against Nazi Germany.
Why was this true? Several psychologists said it was because the Brits were united in their struggle. They had a common enemy. They supported one another unlike they did prior to the blitz. They were inspired and they had hope for a better future. The people in the British government stood unified in their joint efforts to achieve survival.In short, the Brits had everything we do not have in our fight against the criminal elite.
One of the factors that enabled England to achieve such solidarity was due to the fact that the majority of the people had enough to eat, drink and collectively held on to the hope that they would persevere. In short, the people and the government stood as one. England, in large part, survived because they had a national sense of mental toughness as expressed by Winston Churchill (e.g. “We will fight them (Nazis) in the streets…”).
oday, America does not come close to achieving the solid base of mental health which transferred into a national will to survive.
America’s General Mental Health Report
american psychosisIn 2015, 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 2015″. 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 numbers 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. And unlike the Brits of WW II, the lethal threats to our society have not unified us and buffered us against mental illness.
sheep-forwardThe numbers 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.
Then, there is the issue of modern, post-industrial society itself – and this may very well be at the core of the mental health crisis. Consider this fact, today, the vast majority of people awaken to an alarm long before they’ve had enough restful REM sleep. The sleep deprived American Zombies then rush through their morning routine, undertake a stressful commute under pressure to arrive on time at a job that, more often than not, they hate. They put in their 10-12 hours (did you know that compared to a generation ago, Americans are working 20% longer for about 20% less when adjusted for inflation). Following this lovely daily existence, Americans then fight their way through rush-hour traffic to arrive at home exhausted, with barely enough energy to do more than have dinner and fall into bed. And then the next morning the alarm forces them out of bed the next morning to do it all over again. At the same time, these efforts fail to provide economic security; American workers, whose salaries and wages have been stagnant for years, are under the pressure of debts and financial obligations that are increasingly difficult to handle. Meanwhile, those in power continue to collect most of society’s rewards at the expense of everyone else, while they blame the rest of us for our “failures.” The major reason that this is happening is because of the Free-trade agreements. Americans are competing against people who will work for pennies on the dollar. Meanwhile our people are holding two and three jobs just to maintain the lifestyle. As a result there is conclusive evidence that Americans are far more mentally ill than our foreign counterparts because of the economic stress that our people are experiencing. And unlike the Brits who survived the blitz who could count on their government to support them in time of need, most Americans now view the present government as their enemy. Further, Americans have become a miserable people.
The Happiness Report on America
Poor happiness levels reflects negatively on mental health. According to the United Nation’s World Happiness Report in 2015, the happiest country on Earth is Denmark. This small Scandinavian nation is not the wealthiest, but has a strong social support system in place – not to mention low levels of corruption in government and business. Another country among the Top Ten is Canada, who also has a strong social support system. In fact, this is common to all ten of the world’s happiest nations. Again, the U.S. doesn’t even make the top thirty in happiness levels.
The United States is a nation in decline. Just after the turn of the century, the U.S. came in 10th place in the annual rankings of World’s Happiest Countries. And this is in a country which historically believed that the next generation would do better than their parents. That is certainly no longer the case. The recent ratings mark the first time in the history of the Legatum Institute‘s Prosperity Index that America has not placed in the top ten. The U.S., as previously indicated did not finish in the top 30, and last among the most industrialized nations.
Most disturbingly in the period from 1968 to 2008, the suicide rate in America rose 308% for people aged 15 to 24. It is clear that our children do not want to live in the conditions arising from our New World Order.
These rising mental health calamities reflect the social, political and economic attacks that we are enduring at the hands of the globalists.
There are many figures which illustrate why Americans are justified in being so bearish on the American economy. However, when we can point to the fact that the average citizen in India and China can accurately state that they think that it is a good time to find a job is 40% and 36%, respectively, yet, in the U.S. and U.K., those percentages are, respectively, 26% and 12%, it speaks to the abysmal set of financial conditions in the United States. This directly impacts our collective levels of resilience and optimism. These were the two primary psychological factors which allowed the Brits to survive the Blitz.
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