US Mental Illness ~ 20-30% Differing by Region. The serious mental illness ranges in the 3-5% range. Prisons are largely warehouses for the mentally ill - that make them worse. But the cause is excessive individualism, excessive permissiveness, excessive optimism, closure of the mental institutions and churchs, and destruction of the family, and possibly an artifact of the gene pool that migrated to the states - "a dumping ground for misfits and failures."
The problem in america is mental illness and mental illness is the result of birth defect, or hopelessness.-Curt Doolittle