5 thoughts on “Who’s Afraid of the Mentally Ill? Better to Fear the “Frustrated Entitled”

  • July 27, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    One of the clearest articles I have read. Thank you,

    Harold A. Maio

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    • August 6, 2014 at 10:56 pm

      Thanks, Harold–your compliment means a lot to me!

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  • September 28, 2014 at 4:10 am

    Thank you for this article! I have been abused by quite a few different people, only one of whom had been labeled as “mentally ill.” However, psychiatrists were quick to label me for speaking out about it and trying to get myself into a safer situation. I also have a friend who started seeing a counselor for help dealing with her abusive husband and, after a particularly violent episode, said in frustration, “I’m just going to kill that man,” and was immediately deemed bipolar, a danger to others, and institutionalized (over her cries that it’s just an expression). “Mental illness” has no statistically significant correlation to violence.

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    • October 12, 2014 at 8:14 pm

      So sorry for the challenges you–and your friend–have. My question to the counselor would be is this: “Have you ever said, in frustration, you wanted someone dead?” Double standards are way too common in this world.

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      • May 21, 2017 at 5:04 pm

        THANK YOU!

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