Mental illness has always been with us as far as I know. Since I was a kid and young adult growing up in the 50's and 60's, it appears mental illness has increased ex-potentially.
I've watched allot of those "Lockup" programs on MSNBC, and they claim that about 25-30% of the two million inmates incarcerated in our prisons are mentally ill. And that's just what's locked up, not counting parolees, those on trial, in mental institutions, on medication, in the general population, etc.
I don't know of anyone who would dispute there is an increase of mental illness in the United States, but why?
Could it be because of a general population increase and the percentage of the mentally ill is just keeping pace?
Could it be a result of all the children born to drug addicted mothers?
Could it be a product of growing up in poverty, lack of nutrition, child abuse, incest, one momma families, all the above?
Could it be just plain old evil showing its ugly head?
Watching and reading the news, in the last year it seems all the sickos are coming out of the wood work.
How does a rational thinking person justify more / stricter laws are the solution to the problem? When the mentally ill / evil person doesn't consider the "law" before a heinous act. Only law abiding citizens obey the law, don't they get that concept? :tired: