It should be compared to other large cities, not the nation as a whole. What do cities have besides more people and lawbreakers? How about more laws and regulations to make people go nuts?
posted on 04/12/2006 1:05:10 PM PDT
posted on 04/12/2006 1:08:31 PM PDT
by Uncle Miltie
(Why did Allah create free will and then demand submission? Wouldn't robots have been easier?)
I've also seen polls that Republicans are happier
than Democrats. It makes sense, then, that bluer areas of the country would correlate with "not good" mental health.
posted on 04/12/2006 1:08:33 PM PDT
(Quidquid latine dictum sit altum viditur)
The whole urban megalopolis environment is, IMHO, quite contrary to what humans are genetically and emotionally prepared to deal with.
When I get stressed, I go stick my hands in the dirt and work in my garden. Had some lettuce plants go to seed last year, I'm gonna have to get a goat to take care of all the lettuce I got, it's even growing in my front yard!
posted on 04/12/2006 1:09:54 PM PDT
(Bedtime story: Once upon a time, they snuck on the boat and threw the tea over. In a land far away..)
Nearly 1 in 7 adults in New York City described their mental health last year as being frequently "not good,"
posted on 04/12/2006 1:11:12 PM PDT
("There are no limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence" Ronald Reagan)
Thirteen percent of adults who answered the city's survey last year reported that their mental health was "not good" on 14 or more days of the month
Or it could represent all the Republicans in New York City and the pain of having to deal with so many liberal idiots around them.
posted on 04/12/2006 1:14:00 PM PDT
I remember reading it years ago somewhere that when they kept increasing the rat density in cages, after certain threshold the rats went psychotic. Now, considering the RAT density in NYC, is it any wonder?
posted on 04/12/2006 1:22:43 PM PDT
You couldn't pay me enough to live in a huge city for long.
posted on 04/12/2006 1:28:45 PM PDT
by Firefigher NC
(You light ‘em, we fight ‘em!)
So, out of seven million New Yorkers, one million recognize themselves as mentally ill. Surely another million or two don't recognize mental illness, though they have it. This explains why Hillary and Chuckie are NY senators.
On the other hand, its Spring here in rural Ohio, and we're doing quite well, thank you very much!
posted on 04/12/2006 1:35:56 PM PDT
(If you build it, they won't come...)
that life in the nation's most populous city can be difficult and lonely.
whiny liberal p@ssies...that's all
posted on 04/12/2006 1:45:05 PM PDT
by Dick Vomer
(liberals suck......... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.)
Someone published a report 40 years ago that said most NooYawkers are flat out crazy! Nothing has changed.
posted on 04/12/2006 2:41:53 PM PDT
(LET ME DIE ON MY FEET, IN MY SWAMP)
To: neverdem; durasell
This surprises you?
Let's just say that I often feel like these guys:
posted on 04/12/2006 5:37:15 PM PDT
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