Psychological needs can only be filled collectively. The liberal mental-health narrative focused on individuals is bogus. It puts the onus for mental health on the individual, while ignoring the fact that the system makes people psychotic.
A radical movement would be to become the mental health support system the country does not have.
"it’s in vogue these days to teach meditation as a practice to help people become more compassionate. It’s also fashionable to turn to scientific research on the human brain to see what neurological factors may be inhibiting compassion.
While these approaches are not without their benefits, their focus on the individual does not address the larger systemic issues that Marshall refers to time and time again. The fact that people learn to manage and lower their reactive impulses during stressful moments does little to change the dehumanizing effects of the culture itself. It merely makes for a less reactive and more accommodating population.
It may in fact be just what the “systemic machine” wants .. for people learn how to self soothe in the midst of an increasingly dehumanizing regime."