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Debate Score:3
Arguments:4
Total Votes:3
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Is mental healthcare in crisis?

Yes.

Side Score: 1
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No.

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It is, and it really comes down to the dilution of natural selection. In the early days it was extremely difficult to survive, so people whose mental health made them dysfunctional didn't last long. That was just the cold reality of matters. These days everybody is more comfortable, and mental health problems have ceased to be a death sentence. People with mental health conditions are not just surviving into old age, but are breeding just like everybody else.

Side: Yes.
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I think mental healthcare now a days is more evolved than it's ever been and is continuing to improve. Even up to 30 years ago anyone with a mental disorder was either labeled insane (often criminally so) or schizophrenic. Now we have a better grasp on the multitude of mental disorders. Yes we still have a ways to go, and sometimes the easiest solution involving pills isn't the BEST solution but our understanding of what and how are better known.

Side: No.
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I think mental healthcare now a days is more evolved than it's ever been and is continuing to improve. Even up to 30 years ago anyone with a mental disorder was either labeled insane (often criminally so) or schizophrenic.

I agree. It's true of medicine generally, but mental health patients in particular had an extremely grim time in the early days of treatment. Lobotomies were common, because it was assumed the temporal lobe was responsible for irrational behaviour and therefore simply needed to be removed to restore functionality to the patient. Electric shock therapy was another torturous method of "curing" patients, which more often than not only succeeded in tipping them over the edge. The early days of mental healthcare were barbaric by anybody's standards.

Side: No.
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Agreed. I consider a lobotomy, to be torture. Mental patients still receive so much coersion, and prejudice. From accusations of demonic possession, to society still thinking mental patients are all criminals. I obviously don't agree with the prejudice, just have had it happen to me. I had a friend say my depression and anger are demonic. I have neurological anamolies, not demons. I might be a bitch when my meds are wrong, but I totally agree with you.

Side: Yes.