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Across every population of people in the world, there are the same classifications of mental illness. The topic has to be looked at from an empirical, scientifically derived angle and with brain studies using the scientific method of inquiry.The causes are genetic (such as in clinical depression and schizophrenia), brain damage from trauma like repeated head blows as take place in football, other environmental causes (such as a child being born mentally deficit due to lack of nutrition in the womb), and even further environmental causes (such as someone becoming a psychopath due to exposure to this pattern while growing up or facing other severe horrors), etc.

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DSM-5
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Learn about DSM–5, the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals in the U.S..

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders | DSM Library
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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders , Fifth Edition. Edited by American Psychiatric Association. Expand … DSM-5 Diagnostic Classification …

NHS England » Mental health
https://www.england.nhs.uk/mental-health/
Mental health. One in four adults and one in 10 children experience mental illness, and many more of us know and care for people who do.

The most common diagnosis was depression, with 19 per cent of people surveyed saying they had been diagnosed with the condition. Other common diagnoses were anxiety, phobias and OCD, with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and eating disorders categorised as “serious conditions”.May 3, 2017
Mental illness statistics: one in four diagnosed in the UK | WIRED UK
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… in the WHO study of mental illness in general health … – ‎Goldberg – Cited by 2397
The ICD-10 classification of mental and behavioural … – ‎World Health Organization – Cited by 15159
… between personality disorder and mental illness – ‎Kendell – Cited by 176

Chapter V of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) produced by the World Health Organization (WHO) The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) produced by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).
Classification of mental disorders – Wikipedia
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SO WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT THIS PROBLEM? … I’ll tell you: We fight like all get out to serve these compromised individuals. We fight to get them health-care and needed drugs. We fight to get them placed under medical care and in psychiatric facilities. We provide crisis intervention hotlines by phone to give support 24/7 — seven days a week and twenty-four hours a day.

We get up like a relative of mine and testify before USA Congress, Brookings Institute, universities and on NPR (National Public Radio) about the problem as has this relative of mine, who does not believe that these mentally ill people deserve to live in the streets, nor in prisons.And we fight like all get-up in criminal cases involving abuse of the mentally ill.

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If people don’t like the way that a system works, then they need to get up and start homeless shelters, start food banks, start soup kitchens, start mental health clinics, go to court to advocate for humane just treatment of the mentally ill, and need in other ways serve the downtrodden and compromised others in our societies,

Heck, we even have homeless shelters for reformed prisoners so that they do not fall back through the cracks into a life of crime. How less expensive this is than to house them in prisons as repeat offenders:

Dismas House – Home | Facebook

Dismas House, Worcester, MA. 1546 likes · 44 talking about this. The mission of Dismas is to reconcile former prisoners to society, and society to…

I just don’t understand it. I am clueless. … Why aren’t people starting up food banks in locations without enough food? Why aren’t people acting like Garda Ghista or Janet Ward, who started our central MA foodbank on a paltry sum of money and after which she received a salary for her efforts?

Do you need a job? Do you need an income? Then duplicate Janet Ward and start a big movement to create positive change in your society.

Putting Food On All Tables | Countercurrents
http://www.countercurrents.org/2017/06/29/putting-food-on-all-tables/
High Plains Food Bank, USA Please note that if you have hungry impoverished people in your region, … in Life/Philosophy — by Sally Dugman — June 29, 2017.

A Tribute To Garda Ghista | Countercurrents
http://www.countercurrents.org/2017/06/15/a-tribute-to-gardaghista/
in Life/Philosophy — by Sally Dugman — June 15, 2017. ghardaghista. I had a … Wife Abuse: Breaking It Down and Breaking Out by Garda Ghista (2009-03.

So you can’t fix ALL of the problems for everyone, but if you help even just one person, isn’t that worthwhile? If you don’t think it is, then just ask the single person that you strove to help.

The only way to go forward is to continue to resist the status quo. There is no guarantee of a good outcome with such a contrary direction as others can pose, but it IS the only way to foist change. …


“The only kinds of fights worth fighting are those you’re going to lose, because somebody has to fight them and lose and lose and lose until someday, somebody who believes as you do wins.”
  ― I.F. Stone

Sally Dugman is a writer from MA, USA.

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