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Dangerous? by shadowlight-oak Dangerous? by shadowlight-oak
I hate this stereotype...

The truth is that, as a group, mentally ill people are no more violent than any other group. In fact, they are far more likely to be the victims of violence than to be violent themselves.




(p.s. don't worry it's food colouring not blood)
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MindOfInsanity Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, yes. I so know what you mean. Why are people always afraid of us? It hurts.
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Huh, this is one I haven't heard before, but I agree that the danger is reversed.
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cesone10 Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist
I am schizophrenic, and when i am having a relapse then i can be realy dangerous, but when im okay i am the total opposite! i would never even hurt a fly! everyone stereotypes me, they say "oh i wouldn't let you loose with wepons" and "keep the dangerous stuff out of her way" it realy annoys me! and your right with the fact that we are more likely to be the victims, every day at school i am a victim of bullying, and half the time violence, the think its funny, and they think we are easy targets because we are "not right in the head" i also hate it when people say that! by them saying that then it just makes them not right in the head! people bully the mentaly ill, they shouldn't... its an illness just like any other! they wouldnt bully someone with cancer! so why us?!
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SaneMe Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think some can be dangerous like I have this friend who used to cut her best friend cause she thought it was funny.
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1AuroraAngel1 Mar 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Only a minority are like this. Most are harmless
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RosesOfPurity Jul 30, 2012
The truth is that, as a group, mentally ill people are no more violent than any other group. In fact, they are far more likely to be the victims of violence than to be violent themselves.
This is a sad, neglected fact.
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asha-eadem Mar 26, 2012
I agree. I mean mentally ill aren't more dangerous than sane and should't be put into lifelong hospitals for no real purpose.
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Tigerach Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Technically, I qualify for sociopathy. And I'm not going to lie, I consider myself a little dangerous. ;P

I agree with you, though. Assuming mentally ill people are violent is just wrong.
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xx thanks for this xxx
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RedAngryface Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i try not to tell ppl but sometimes im proud of it. you have to own your disorder before it owns you. i had to learn that the hard way. Im a naturaly angry person so when i am angry, i am usualy more threatening than the guy across the street with the shot gun.
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