Letter to the editor
September 19, 2019
I am writing this letter in an effort to end the stigma that people suffering from mental health illnesses are dangerously violent and unpredictable. According to Mentalhealth.gov, “The vast majority of people with mental health problems are no more likely to be violent than anyone else. Most people with mental illness are not violent and only 3 to 5 percent of violent acts can be attributed to individuals living with a serious mental illness.
“In fact, people with severe mental illnesses are over 10 times more likely to be victims of violent crime than the general popula...