Materialism and Mental Health
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This article discusses the situation of mental health and illness in today's society. The author argues that materialism, fame and fortune have taken over society and that as a result society has forgotten to give meaning to life.
From the Paper:"Good mental health is a fundamental aspect of life, but, as we are aware, a huge proportion of our society, around 25%, will at some stage suffer from a form of mental illness. We must realize the enormity of this problem. Stalin once said, "The death of one person is a tragedy, the death of a thousand is a statistic." (Stalin). This means that we as humans, are unable to digest all the information that comes our way everyday and numbers are just that: numbers. 25% means that in every four people, one is likely to experience mental illness. Mental illness is a problem of the everyday, of the streets, of the ordinary man and woman that experience the joys, the sorrows, the trials and the tribulations of life."
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