Let me begin by saying I am not going where you think I am going with this article. I am not going to talk about right wing family values and how we are all sinners going to hell. I am going talk about the real issue that is destroying our families in this country.
The issues I see as the reasons for the family system being destroyed include mass incarceration, an unfair health care system, gun violence, a 50 percent divorce rate, the oppression of sexual and racial minorities including women, and poverty. I believe these are the societal issues that until we fix them, will continue to fuel the mental health crisis in this country. I am going to create a series of articles describing each of these issues in detail starting today with the issue of mass incarceration.