way to further ruin our reputation which was already in the dirt.
Who’s James Holmes?
He’s pleading not guilty by reason of insanity. his mom said “i still love him. he didn’t choose SZ, SZ chose him”
It’s still statistically less likely a person who just has schizophrenia not ptsd or drug induced schizophrenia to commit a hostile crime. They are more often victims of crimes. The illness makes us more susceptible to people’s influence…also he had extremist views and was in a first episode. His therapist said he had homicidal thoughts all his life.
Untreated schizophrenia can manifest in various ways. It takes awhile to recover. It’s hard to reach out when you have it and there’s not a very appropriate treatment approach. People want to reach out. There needs to be education for them they are not criminals. If people aren’t educated on humanistic values then violence will continue to grow.
More often they’re targeted.