How society makes us mad.
“Mental illness” is more prevalent in unequal societies – and the more unequal a society is, then the more people in that society will be given a diagnosis of “mental illness”, including and especially “serious mental illness”.
Similarly, this inequality also means more people lack access to resources that can help them recover.
How unequal is your society?
This video illustrates data about wealth distribution in USA, and also data from a study inquiring about Americans’ perception of wealth distribution in their own country .
Clearly, as it states in the very last line of the video “the reality in this country is not what we think it is.”
The reality in this country is not what we think it is.
So, whatever country you find yourself, in the data may not be as startling as it is in USA but still, ask yourself this question…
– “is the reality in this country what I think it is?”
- How society makes us mad https://recoverynetworktoronto.wordpress.com/2013/09/24/why-society-makes-us-mad-richard-bentall/
- DSM5 and the crisis in psychiatry https://recoverynetworktoronto.wordpress.com/2013/08/05/dsm-5-and-the-crisis-in-psychiatry-phil-thomas/