Imagine for a second, doctors prescribing pain killers (such as morphine and oxycodone), anti-depressants (such as Zoloft and Lexapro), and anti-anxiety drugs (such as Xanax and Klonopin) to holocaust victims, as a solution to their mental pain and suffering. And never questioning the environment itself—the persecution, the torture, the murder. To a degree, this is what we have today. Symptoms (panic disorder, depression, anxiety) are treated, but no one is interested in the stressful environment (growing up poor, adverse childhood experiences, being discriminated, abusive employers, etc). CHANGING THE ENVIRONMENT (for example by supporting equality) is a robust and durable solution to human suffering.
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