The wealth of the rich is growing at a much faster rate than that of the poor.
But what does this mean?
It means that the wealth disparity between the haves and have nots is at an all time high.
And with the arrival of the pandemic and millions of people losing their jobs, often blue collar jobs, this disparity is going to grow even more.
When you consider that socioeconomic factors such as unemployment and poverty are correlated with a risk of mental illness, it’s truly concerning.
So what are the government doing to handle the mental health? I don’t think they are doing enough. In fact this article details a sad lack of meetings between the Health Minister and mental health organisations during the Covid crisis.
Sorry to write such an annoyed post, but this is an area I think that we as a society need to be doing better in.
And I’m going to think about all the things I can do personally to push the government to act.