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How much is our society responsible for our mental health issues
January 28, 2011
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Loretta
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I've been thinking a lot about our society and how it has changed.  So much of the innocence has been shot to the ground.  Do you think the environment we're creating for the children is one that is anything but nurturing; rather, it promotes detrimental situations and aids the occurrence of mental health issues?

January 28, 2011
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How do you think society has changed?  From what date or era? to now?

January 25, 2012
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Loretta,

Too much dependence on technological advances, not enough real interaction.  Avoidance of feelings as if feeling anything but pleasure is taboo.  Pretending that living in fear is better than facing our fears.  We have advanced so far that we have lost very important pieces of what makes us human.  On some level we are regressing.

February 8, 2012
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I can't help but notice that Loretta has not been here posting in over a year.

June 2, 2012
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OMG! I completly agree! I recently have gotten to a point where I'm always crying or just on the verge. I realize a lot of my sadiness is born of lonliness and I am really struggling trying to change that. The computer has become my one constant and true friend. It's how I stay connect to real, live people and that's heartbreaking. No one has enough time and forget about trying to have a real open and honest conversation with anyone. I was listening to women speak several years ago and she said something that has stuck with me "Tell your problems to God cause half your friends don't want to hear it and the other half is glad it's you". I'm am by no means promoting religion but I think you get the point of it! Wink

June 26, 2012
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Indeed the environment has its part; not just physically but mentally. Does anyone heard about the norms of society? Let’s think of a student for instance, the peer pressure, and the desires to fit in is one factor that affect the way of thinking. The wanting to be “in” impinges on psychological being of a person without noticing.

June 26, 2012
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Well at least Im not the only one that feels like we have lost our ability to communicate socially unless it involves gadgetry of some sort. Or that our capacity has become quite limited due to technology.

June 28, 2012
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Yes it can be. There are lots of factors causing mental health issues to occur and the environment is just one of those. Rampant crimes, illegal drug use, violence, etc. These things actually affect mental health.

June 29, 2012
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That is a great and challenging question. I think that society does evolve in conjunction with technology, fads, etc. Climate change is one part of it. Most people these days won't change unless they see something negative with their own eyes. Climate change is slowly but surely killing our planet, yet not many people are doing it because of its slow process. In an era where everyone expects immediate reactions, this is something that can't be ignored. This conversation could be translated and proven into just about any industry because it is so prevalent. Nonetheless, it's good to evaluate what our society is doing and why. Great thread!

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