The only reason we have so many people seeking help for mental health is because we have kept telling these people it's ok to feel the way they do.. that many people do and medicine can help.
It's because people are coddled and told we all feel depressed when we get picked on or whatever that we have this crisis. If people were taught by their parents decent coping skills we wouldn't have this problem.
We divorces started running rampant in this country was the start of this problem. That simply told their children that you didn't have to face and overcome your problems.. you just ran away and hid from them.
When God said the sins of their parents would be taken out on their children God wasn't messing around.
Sigh. We have a son who has Asperger's and obsessive-compulsive disorder. It has a neurological - that is physical - and not a psychological basis. It never was psychological - his brain is structured and connected differently. It's not a question of coping or parental sins.
Or take a girl who is going to die if she is not hospitalized for anorexia nervosa. She's allowed one month. Maybe only a week. She has relapses, like a kid who comes out of remission for cancer. Maybe her disease started off as emotional illness - she was trying to control her problems by not eating - but by now it's produced physical changes in her brain as well as life-threatening changes in her body. Her parents may have spent their house and their pensions trying to save her life.
Actually medicine is cheap, relatively speaking. Therapy and hospitalization are expensive.
You can argue that we just can't afford this. There used to be big state institutions where crazy people were kept and not given treatment. That might save money.
But don't blame parents who don't teach their kids to cope. My dad was a child of the Great Depression, self-reliant, learned great coping skills from his parents and a loving extended family - and he went crazy with paranoia and depression and killed himself when he was forty. If there had been good treatment back then, he might still be around.