In Ireland, a consultant psychiatrist proposed that mass medication could be used to make us happier. A politician, called Moosajee Bhamjee, also thinks that this method, consisting of mixing water and lithium, could help us on bad times.
The lithium is not like the recreational drugs, is a substance used by the psychiatrists in episodes like bipolar disorder .In depressing circumstances lithium could cut the suicide rate caused by depression or another factors.
We can found lithium in some food and in water. In these places (where we found the highest rate of lithium on the water) the suicide rate is lower than elsewhere.There are a lot of studies that confirm that lithium also decreases rape and homicide rates.
If it is true it would be an important reward for the humanity. Anyway, it will be very dificult to carry out the mix,because the people are not like-minded, and some peopple will be against the medical mix.
I am agree with this process, because, if there are something that could help to take fewer murders or suicides I think we should do it and help these people that dies, sometimes through no fault.
I take the notice from the guardian magazine:http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/shortcuts/2011/dec/05/should-we-put-lithium-in-water