Who Needs to be Protected from Whom?

Here’s something interesting from the Royal College.

People with severe mental illness are at greater risk of being victims of crime.

“People with severe mental illness were five times more likely to be victims of assault, and three times more likely to be victims of household crime and criminal damage than the control group – even after taking into account differences in their demographics and social circumstances.”

Women were found to be particularly at risk of community and domestic violence.

It’s worth reading the whole article since there are so many misconceptions about mental illness.

 

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