I think it is neither, for the most part anyway. I think that we have finally realized that mental illness are real and doctors are finally diagnosing them. Most mental illness do not qualify for assistance anyway. On top of finally starting to accept mental illness, here in USA we have a lot of people coming home from the war. Unlike past generations who pretended to be fine even while suffering this generation is getting help for PTSD. It is very hard to collect disability for a mental illness. WHile I have known a few people who have and even one who shouldn't have but did, for the most part most people don't want to collect a check based on mental illness. Most people want to feel better.