Individuals with schizophrenia are 4 to 7 times more likely to commit violent crimes , such as assault and homicide [4,5], and 4 to 6 times more likely to exhibit general aggressive behavior, such as verbal and physical threats [10,11], compared with the general population.
This makes me angry…how can we ever erase stigma with articles such as this? No wonder everyone is afraid of us
Well the last time I was off meds I committed domestic violence (a judge ruled), vandalizing my mom’s car and threatening to burn the house down. I realize most don’t do this, but I’m one of the ones who does. That’s why I don’t fool around with not taking my psych meds, all the trouble I got into the last time.
There have been times I have been emotionally violent. It was bad. I would say that from personal experience these numbers are about right, but we also have to keep in mind that schizophrenics are much more likely to become victims of violence.
It’s only low functioning ones that are… I worked a job part time as a mental health worker earlier this year and every single one of my co workers had stories of getting injured it was pretty dangerous lol….
But I quit after 3 months because of bad management, nothing bad happened to me but the chance was pretty high of it happening…
Probably never gonna work a job like that again lol but mad respect to those that do.
Well my last case manager said I am high functioning now, but I don’t know if I was when I came to the clinic in 2008 after my domestic violence. I’ve been doing rehabilitation day Services since 2008.
@laetitia Schizos (not mentally ill people in general) are both more likely on average to be victims of violent crime and to commit them. If stigma makes my disability check fatter I’m all for it. I think normies also face a lot of stigma at the hands of other normies.