Regional Los Angeles observation here. A couple months ago after having a very suicidal reaction after being banned from /r/Anarchism, I ended up in a mental hospital. I thought I was fairly alone in this, but lately, I have found that a much larger proportion of the people I have met have been to mental hospitals than I expected. To be fair, a lot of these people are from my school which is in brief for people with high-functioning autism (I started going there the following school year after my mental health breakdown), so this may affect it, but I have been recently finding about others around my age (17) who have gone to a mental hospital too, and there are ads for better mental health in my neighborhood as well, linking to https://whywerise.la/. Is mental health worse than I think? Now I'm wondering what proportion of people have been in a mental hospital here, though maybe the extent of this has been exaggerated by the population I am around, as many people at my school share way more traits with me than in other places.