Mystery:Do Liberal Teachings Cause Mental Illness?

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Mental illness is rapidly increasing in the world and "will be the second biggest cause of death and disability by 2020."[1] According to the World Health Organization:

Mental illnesses, from epilepsy to depression, currently affect over 400 million people around the world. This group includes 45 million people with schizophrenia.
America and Japan experience the highest levels of depression .... Over 1 million people now die through suicide each year. The ten countries with the highest suicide rates are all former Soviet states, and the Scandinavian countries, lauded in Liberal circles for their socialistic policies, also have extremely high suicide rates.

The above-cited countries are notable for imposing liberal or atheistic teachings by their governments on large populations. In the United States, liberal indoctrination governs public schools, which educate 89% of children. As of 2002, "[a]n estimated 20 percent of children have a mental illness that causes at least mild functional impairment,"[2] with nearly all those children a product of a public school education.

Public schools educate 89% of Americans, and "[t]he incidence that a teen will have depression some time in their adolescence is higher, felt to be at least one out of four.[3]

Mental illness has increased on college campuses. "'Growing mental health problems suffered by students are a "matter of considerable concern,' warranting dedicated student mental health services in some areas, according to 'The Mental Health of Students in Higher Education' report produced by the Royal College of Psychiatrists."[4]

Japan has the largest atheistic population of any country in the world.[5] The former Soviet states have rates of atheism that are among the highest in the world.[6]

Britain, a smaller country but one that also has heavy liberal indoctrination, expects a 61% increase in dementia cases by 2026, and "[i]n the last 10 years, funding for mental health services has risen sharply."[7]

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Cause and Effect

Medical professionals emphasize that they do not know what causes mental illness.[8] Accordingly, they cannot rule out that liberal indoctrination is a contributing factor.

Teaching children to accept and believe things that are demonstrably false cannot help mental health. Included in this category are the liberal teachings in school that:

  • Lying about the truth, causing belief in falsehoods or encouraging conduct disorders[9]
  • There are no real differences between boys and girls.
  • Humans are just another type of animal.
  • All there is is what you see (with or without special equipment, such as microscopes or telescopes).
  • Conversely, that an unproven 'unconscious' excuses evil actions.
  • Self-inflicted death (i.e. suicide) can somehow be good.
  • Denying self-defense, mentally and physically.
  • Denying the ability to control sexual desires (such as homosexuality & lesbianism); promoting lifestyles that lead to mental illness.
  • Insisting on an illogical and unjustified "wall of separation of church and state"; When classroom prayer would promote mental stability.
  • Encouraging dependence on state welfare services rather than taking responsibility for ones own actions. Dependency is a major cause of depression.
  • Socialistic theories based upon materialism encourage nihilism and depresion.

Drug abuse

Liberals support the legalization of marijuana and other drugs, which are major causes of psychiatric illnesses[10] [11].

Anecdotal Evidence

Actor Stephen Fry is the author of the book "The Liar" and was an active supporter of the liberal British Labour Party, though he did not vote for it in a recent election because it was not leftist enough on the Iraq War. "The 49-year-old actor has been tormented by mental illness for much of his life."[12] Specifically he is a sufferer of bipolar disorder, a largely hereditary disease.

Professor David Foster Wallace was a prodigy in writing, math and even tennis in his youth but adopted the liberal ideology. He wrote in 1999 a collection of short stories entitled, "Brief Interviews With Hideous Men," in which he "damns his gender as a greedy, cold, oversexed marauders."[13] In 2008, Wallace killed himself at age 46.

References

  1. http://www.irishhealth.com/index.html?level=4&id=1447
  2. http://psychservices.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/full/53/11/1444
  3. http://www.askaspecialist.ca.gov/archives/2008/Med/Apr_2008.htm
  4. Increase in mental illness on campus
  5. http://www.adherents.com/largecom/com_atheist.html
  6. http://www.adherents.com/largecom/com_atheist.html
  7. http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/may/28/mentalhealth.socialcare
  8. http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2008/06/13/10-myths-of-mental-illness/
  9. See, e.g., the NIH definition of "conduct disorder" to include lying.[1]
  10. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4305783.stm
  11. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/2923647.stm
  12. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4159/is_20060917/ai_n16736921
  13. http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1841102,00.html]
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