A Great Sadness Over the Nation

a_great_sadness_over_the_nationOne of the quotes from Return to Order does much to explain the sadness and depression that has descended upon our nation. This can be seen in the number of professionals treating those afflicted with mental unhappiness and illnesses. The quote is:

As Ronald Dworkin pointed out in a 2010 paper for the Hoover Institution, in the late ’40s, the United States was home to 2,500 clinical psychologists, 30,000 social workers, and fewer than 500 marriage and family therapists. As of 2010, the country had 77,000 clinical psychologists, 192,000 clinical social workers, 400,000 nonclinical social workers, 50,000 marriage and family therapists, 105,000 mental-health counselors, 220,000 substance-abuse counselors, 17,000 nurse psychotherapists, and 30,000 life coaches” (Stephen Marche, “Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?” The Atlantic Monthly, May 2012).