Possibly we could dispense with the evil AMA, Big Pharma, depraved doctors conspiracy thing.
Dana Loesch's comments are relevant
“We have resources available at anyone’s disposal if they want to reinforce their schools, but I’ll say it again loud and clear: We’re parents too.”
Mental illness IS an increasing public health crisis.OUR
families are affected by post-partum depression, eating disorders, PTSD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, bi-polar disorder, and substance abuse.OUR
families understand the pain of suicide and intra-family violence.
Very few of us are so evil, or stupid, that we wouldn't give anything to help those we love.
Anti-depressants save liveshttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0087089/
and like every medicine have side-effects.
The failure to adequately evaluate and treat mental illness is a major contributor to violence in our society, in addition to the breakdown of families (boys raised without fathers feeling lost, abandoned and angry) and the violent fantasy world of internet pornography and video games into which mentally ill young men descend ie Adam Lanza, Nikolas Cruz and the rest.
About 15 years ago I was stunned by all the 11-15 year old Boy Scouts coming to summer camp on 5 psychoactive medications, primarily for behavioral control. I must agree that inappropriate multi-drug treatment regimens are a terrible problem. The solution is more and better mental health providers, not blaming every act of violence on SSRIs.