Dealing with mentally ill is a larger then we thing problem. For the most part we only treat people who are bi-polar or schizophrenic and only thing that the ones with the problem. With the advent of the Virginia shooting we are looking more at depressed people, which has been something over looked for years. There also is the matters of drug induced mental illness and dependency. Then there are the psychosexual disorders and neuroses disorders. One way that society is treating all these illnesses is by putting them in the criminal system, which is a business onto itself. One thing we over look are the criminally insane people, which tend to look like normal people but have, drive to take over the world or make money as their Gods or both. Some of which hold high elected office. Some are religious leader who God seems to talk to and people will follow to the ends of the earth.
The criminal justice system needs to be changed in that everyone that’s in there is mentally ill. Normal people don’t kill each other. Normal people don’t thing bank robbing, as a business is normal behavior. Every one entering the criminal justice system needs to be looked at as mentally ill.
Religious people that want to take over the world or impose their will on other is a worse problem that I can see. I see them as more dangerous then a guy with a gun because they rally thousands of people to do their will. Example, the anti-abortion people who want to stop abortion, who kill doctors and say it in the name of God they are protect life. Example, imposing your will on other to protect life when it would put a mothers life in danger saying they are protecting life. When God tells you to start a war with another country for oil profit. When you have a bunch of followers that are egging you on you need to look at what is wrong with those people and figure out whether they need to be medicated or locked up for the safety of the human race.
Being poor and homeless does have effects on people also which slowly changes who they are. Mostly from lack of sleep, being forced to be on guard from harm or even looking out for the police so they won’t be arrested for being homeless.
Seems if we want to help people we would do what’s best for society and move away from what’s just good for a few. Capitalism perpetuates this drive in the criminally insane. Other people see this behavior and want to follow their lead and will do the same actions to get rich. Some go to jail such as the leaders of corporations. When their asked about their crimes, they always say they did nothing wrong.
Remember alcohol is a solvent but when you drink it, it's also a drug and it changes your emotions.