The Sickness of our Society



Dr. King describes three points that he claims as symptoms of the "Sickness of Our Society." These points include a suicide rate of one every twenty-seven minutes, more than half a million Americans in mental hospitals and three-quarters of a million with alcohol problems.

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The Sickness of our Society
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The Sickness of our Society 1. There is a suicide on the average of every twenty-seven minutes. 2. More than a half million people are in mental hospitals at any time, and more would be there if therapeutic services were better. 3. There are about three quarters of a million alcohol addicts on chronic alcoholics in the United States to say nothing of another two million persons who drink so much that scientist class them as excessive drinkers.
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