Did you ever know anyone with mental health issues? I'm betting you did because many conditions that used to go undiagnosed are now out in the open...at least on some levels. It's not that more people have issues but more people than ever KNOW they have issues. Maybe YOU do?
I've known a number of folks who have been dealing with severe depression, being bi-polar, etc. Some have been employees, some relatives, but all friends whom I hated to see suffer when society preferred to act like everything wasn't as bad as they knew inside it was.
One of my friends is a young woman who nowadays has her own situations under control...but still there. Her birthday is coming up on January first of 2022, and she has started a Facebook fundraiser to benefit Mental Health America.