Capitalism has been part of American culture for so long, but so has the topic of mental health. America has seen high rates of mental health issues occurring among working-class people of America. High-end companies making billions of revenues have taken advantage of their workers, leaving many to rely on working multiple jobs to get their families by. As for women and minorities, the job setting has not come easy for many as they face major inequality in the workforce and setbacks in wanting to reach positions. Capitalism has shown that income inequality has made life in America difficult, leaving families and individuals to work in dangerous environments without government help to ensure that workers are treated fairly. Capitalism in America has abused many Americans from accessing quality life by limiting healthcare and giving decent wages for American workers to live off, pushing many to face mental health issues.
"The Downfall of Capitalism: Its Exploitation of Mental Health and the Working Class,"
Themis: Research Journal of Justice Studies and Forensic Science: Vol. 11
, Article 4.