(Tea Party 247) – If we really want to make America great again, we need to solve the mental health crisis that is plaguing this nation. So many of the problems we are currently facing can be chalked up to the fact that mental health services in the United States have rapidly declined over the last several decades. Mental health services are almost non-existent when you consider the extent young people are in need of it. Everything from mass shootings to massive increase in gender confused young people to Antifa, can be related back to mental health.
The most disturbing trend is transgenderism. It seems as though “coming out” as transgender is the new vogue thing to do. Once Bruce Jenner famously revealed he believes he is really a woman and then followed through with that declaration by doing everything he could to become a woman, short of altering his DNA, young people everywhere have become emboldened to follow his lead. The problem is, new studies have revealed that a large chunk of this population segment already suffer from mental illness or are more prone to it.
Breitbart News reports:
Researchers affiliated with the Boston University School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, and University of Michigan School of Public Health, conducted the expansive study, published at the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
The study, which included more than 1,200 college students with gender identity issues across 71 U.S. college campuses, found that, across commonly used mental health measures, 78 percent of the gender-disturbed students met the criteria for one or more of the outcomes of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-injury, and suicidality.
Having gender identity issues was associated with 4.3 times higher odds of having at least one mental health problem, according to the study which utilized data that came from the 2015-2017 Healthy Minds Study, an annual survey.
Across all the mental health measures used, the gender-disturbed students had a significantly higher prevalence of mental health issues than students comfortable with their biological sex.
Results of the study showed more than half of gender-disturbed students were found to screen positively for depression (58%) and reported self-injurious behavior (53%), while 28% of students comfortable with their biological sex screened positive for depression and 20% reported self-injurious behavior.
In addition, more than one-third of gender-disturbed students reported serious suicidal ideation within the past year compared to just one in ten students comfortable with their biological sex.
The results of this new research are alarming. These young people are in desperate need of mental health attention and instead what they are getting is encouragement to live a life based on lies and delusions. There is nothing healthy about pretending to be the opposite sex and what’s even more disturbing is other evidence suggests that gender confused people make the declaration that they are transgender after having significant social influence. Influence such as social media sites and other websites centered on bringing people of the LGBT spectrum together. It appears that people are succumbing to peer pressure to become transgender versus an actual inner desire to live as such.
Dr. Lisa Littman of Brown University wanted to understand why the number of girls identifying as transgender at Britain’s Gender Identity Development Service has steadily increased from 41 percent to 69 percent between the years 2009 and 2017. What she discovered is that these girls, most of which already had other mental disorders, were greatly affected by social pressures.
In her study of 256 parents, which was condemned by LGBT activists, Littman found 87 percent of the young people were reported to have “come out” as transgender after increased time spent on social media and the Internet and after “cluster outbreaks” of gender dysphoria among their groups of friends. Most of the teens who ultimately identified as transgender also showed increased popularity with peer groups afterward, according to their parents’ reports.
Additionally, Littman found nearly two-thirds of the young people whose parents participated in the survey had already been diagnosed with at least one psychiatric developmental disorder prior to the onset of the gender dysphoria. For example, nearly half of the young people had already attempted to harm themselves or had experienced a trauma, suggesting the mental health issues preceded the reported gender identity disturbance.
The problem is we have neglected mental health for so long in the US that we now have people functioning in society in desperate need of help that they aren’t getting. Most states no longer allow people to be admitted against their will when loved ones recognize a problem. This is a dangerous rule leaving many, many people on the streets who would greatly benefit from care despite them not necessarily being aware that they need it.
Dr. Littman also revealed the power of social media and the internet. How many people are conforming to dangerous and wicked LGBT lifestyles simply to fit in and be accepted? People are literally denying truth, science, and reason all to feel like they belong.
One thing is for sure, somehow, some way, we need to address mental health in America. Trump has said it on numerous occasions. It’s time Americans got serious about it.