stigma

David Earl Johnson, LICSW

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[Mentally ill more likely victim than perp][1] Researchers at the university’s Feinberg School of Medicine say more than one-fourth of individuals with severe mental illness were victims of violent crime during 2004 — a rate nearly 12 times that of the general population. Depending on the type of violent crime, prevalence was six to 23 times greater among people with severe mental illness than among the general population, said lead author Linda Teplin, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Feinberg.