With suicide, depression, mental health, and the opioid epidemic, its clear that something is wrong with our society. But what is it? While most often you will hear that this shows the need for more, or better, drugs or for more access to therapy and other kinds of cognitive behavioral help. However, what is not often discussed is the role of alienation, particularity the alienation experienced by the modern industrial working class, and its affect on our mental health. In this episode I go back to Marx’s amazing 1844 Manuscripts to reveal his genius in discussing this serious issue that still greatly affects our lives and society 150 years later.