Newsmachete is a self-described conservative blogger and web site. Here below he writes about the higher rate of interest in psych services in blue states. Well considering blue states are urban and dominated by libs–not hard to figure–urban areas are where psych people are, where social adjustment is an obsession. Everyone is looking for his or her personal obsession, or disability, or diagnosis. Something to talk about and chew on.
Newsmachete presumes that the reason for the higher rate of use is a higher rate of mental illness.
I don’t think so–I think it’s a higher rate of dependency. Urban people just love to get help and whine a lot.
There may be some higher rates of maladjustment and pathology in the swamps of urban culture and environments of the urban slums and jungles of big city blue America–think Baltimore, NY, Philly, Cleveland, Detroit. That’s a consideration.
There is another factor however–lefties are a a dependent and anxious bunch, with a weak moral and character foundation to work with–and no respect for traditional virtue and what it does to make a life worthwhile, worth living, so they are mostly into what makes them feel good–then they find out it’s a pretty shallow life they live. They are steeped in a swamp of selfish narcissism. all about themselves.
The idea of tough it out–you kiddin’? They talk and twitter and tweet and whine and then whine some more and develop a whole network of “friends” to communicate with on matters of mental state and mood. Everybody wears their mental problems, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety like a badge–people don’t mind talking about their bipolar diagnosis (usually just personality disorders with some mood swings).
Of course some counselors and psych people even take unhappy people further down the dependency path by not doing their counselor or therapist job.
The lefties love dependency and ruminating about their miseries or their imagined victim status–They reject the idea that life’s tough–then you die. No, to them it should be a pleasant thing, not too stressful. Maybe you can live with your parents into middle age.
Where to go if it is a little rough???? Easy, talk it up with your friends, step it up and go see a friendly and sympathetic counselor, hopefully on your job insurance, and the counselor will validate your state of distress, see you every week if your insurance will pay or you will. Counselors don’t counsel, they co ruminate and keep their client lists buffed up. They reinforce victimhood, unhappiness, and troubled emotions.
See a counselor, pastor, social worker, pscyhologist, therapist, domestic coach, and if your want some pills to dampen your anxiety or pick up your depression–see some physician, general or primary care and harass them into treating you and giving you sleep aids and emotional modifiers.
If you’re all the way–see a psychiatrist–get some pills, whine about your mood, sadness, anxiety and attention problems-get some speed, tell em you’re depressed, get some lifters, tell em you have anger management or manic problems–get some smoothers. Drink and use street rec substances to add to the mix–then get some pills for those side effects.
Feel good about yourself? Got a purpose in life and believe in living a useful virtuous life–move to a red state so you can get out of the sewer of self absorbed people. For godsakes don’t go to to a standard public college.