has happened to this country, our progress, our freedoms and our culture? What
has happened to create such depression and despair? How can some egghead
intellectual have the nerve to call it a disease? I think we need to use more
intelligence in our approach to the subject. I know that many people listen to
my program just for the listening to it.
have just learned that 40,000 Americans kill themselves every year and that's
just Americans, a city the size of Medford, a whole city and in ten years at
that rate it would amount to a major city. Can you imagine a major city
depleting its population mysteriously by suicide every ten years? And that
doesn't necessarily include all the millions of people who suffer from
depression and might have had a shot at it but missed, recovered from it and
how does society try to solve this problem? By looking at what is wrong with
the brain through MRIs and other scientific gadgets, looking for some chemical
imbalance. Science is obsessed with looking for physical reasons for
is not to say that there aren't physical reasons for everything, at least for
some things. You break your arm and there's a physical reason for it or maybe a
psychological reason for your being accident-prone. You may have some kind of
infection; there are certain diseases and conditions that need physical means
of help, no question about it but someone's committing suicide? Come on! It's
something in the head, something that gets into the head. How about intolerable
have found a breath of fresh air in their lives. My friend Mike found me
twenty-three years ago. He was a Vietnam vet on the verge of suicide and listening
to me saved his life.
know that thousands of people have not committed suicide in the thirty-eight
years that I have been on the radio simply as the result of listening to me.
They have overcome depression and many other conditions, medical conditions.
Perhaps I can help you today. Let's try to understand what makes us want to
turn our anger in on ourselves and blow our brains out. We might even get to
under-stand Saddam Hussein too and the reason people live in abject misery and
slavery in Third World countries.
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