Deranged and Dangerous: When Do the Emotionally Disturbed Resort to Violence?
please click on the highlighted words above. This statement from this article stands out!!!:
"In reality, severely mentally ill people account for only 3 to 5 percent of violent crimes in the general population." Then why does the media always seem to make it appear that 95-97% of all violent crimes are committed by people with a mental illness? <:(
People with mental health issues have enough problems on a daily basis dealing with their conditions/illness! They do not need to also have to worry about what other people are thinking of them on a daily basis! To all of you who are members of the media, please stop stereotyping people with mental health issues as being those who are likely to commit violent crimes in society. People with mental health issues are much more likely to harm themselves than another person! Isn't this enough of a burden for them to life with on a daily basis??