Violence and Mental Illness

Whenever there are mass shootings, or anything related to violence that makes its way into the media they automatically start saying that person must have a mental illness. They always love to blame those who they can’t understand. If you have a mental illness you must be “crazy” or “violent.”

The thing is only 3-5% of all violent acts are commited by someone with a serious mental. Those of us with a mental illness are actually 12 times more likely to be the victims of violence than the general public (AMHCA, Gun Violence and Mental Illness,

Just something to think about when you want to accuse us of being violent individuals…

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