Modest estimates suggest over half the U.S. Population suffers from mental illness or is on head meds at any given moment.
Can you blame them? Their country is screwed beyond hope and most of them know they have zero chance of doing anything about it. Learned helplessness is worse than panic, terror or trauma in terms of the long term damage it does to the human brain. It "bakes into" neurochemistry and becomes part of a self-fulfilling prophecy. Increasingly, the feeling one can do nothing is a realistic reflection of the striking lack of ability to do something about anything.
Some people call them a "lost generation" already, as if they were going to bounce back after this. It is not just this generation that is lost but every one that comes after it as well. The silver cord has been loosened, this bind of culture, potential and example will not assemble itself again. The West is lost now, nothing is going to bring it back.
Full speed ahead on the "recovery"