I have pondered for years about what seems like a growing problem of Mental illness. My thoughts about why mental illness is so prevalent can be boiled down into one idea. I think it is due to the information that we consume every day. We now are bombarded by tragedy from the news 24/7 from all over the world. There is very little news that is positive. Social media can be very negative, but it also can be positive, or sometimes hateful.
I would be a fool to think that this is the only reason, for their are environmental factor for sure, and many other reasons. I have noticed I am more happy since I quit watching the News, but I still must medicate to maintain a semblance of mental health.
I invite your thought on this subject.