Myth vs. Fact: Violence and Mental Health If you were to back out all the risk associated with mental illness that's contributing to the 300,000 people killed by gunshot wounds in the last ten years, you could probably reduce deaths by about 100,000 people. Ninety-five percent of the reduction would be from suicide. Only 5 percent would be from reducing homicide. Mental illness is a strong risk factor for suicide. It's not a strong risk factor for homicide.
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"The collaboration between psychiatry, capitalism and the state has never been more blatant. To resist effectively, a new movement would have to see the bigger picture behind the cuts to services and the rise in mental illness, to recognise the now undeniable links between the invention of mental illness and the control of the working class by the capitalist state".
Justina Pelletier Press Conference--- If you have not heard or read about the Justina Pelletier case, than I suggest you read it and learn about. There are all kinds of medical law violations in this case beginning with a hospital kidnapping this girl for a medical researcher who happens to be someone who is doing research on her medical condition.
We have had well over 100 years of demonizing, stigmatizing, separating and labeling people as lunatic, insane, mad (or, these days, the politicaly correct ‘mentally ill’). It’s time to stop and say enough - ‘mental illness’ is a concept whose time is up. The impact of believing you have a mental illness does so much more harm than good that it is no longer serving us as a society, and while this might sound apallingly simple; We simply need to stop believing in it.