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October 17, 2005

More Than One-Quarter Of Europeans Are, Clinically, "Batshit Crazy"

Garsh, I never would have figured:

Mental illness affects over 27% of European adults every year, and is responsible for the majority of the annual 58000 deaths by suicide, more than the number who die in traffic accidents.

The European Commission adopted Monday a Green Paper with the aim to launch an action plan on how better to tackle mental illness and promote mental well-being in the EU.

Mental health levels can have a significant influence on the economic and social welfare of society.

"More than one in four Europeans suffer from mental illness every year, and it can cost our economies up to four per cent of GDP in lost productivity and other social costs," said Markos Kyprianou, EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection.

Awesome. Europe's answer to depression and other mental illnesses will be more obtrusive and condescending government programs.

I'm not one for predictions, but I'll go out on a limb here: This one just can't fail.

European Bureaucrats

Because the road to hell just doesn't pave itself, you know.

Thanks to cutaway.


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