“There’s a certain kind of American people who seem to think the landscape is some kind of game board,” Price said. “When we use public lands for recreation, we’re opening them up to a very destructive group of people who think ‘public’ means ‘party.’ These sites took generations to make, and people can get in there and destroy them in half an hour.”
Organic mental illness isn’t increasing because the environment is more toxic than in the past. Unhealthy relationships, drugs, generational government dependence, and shattered families all cause some degree of personal stress. When such factors are co-morbid, you end up with kids who cope in unhealthy ways.