My view of mental illness is two-fold.
I realize that a person with mental illness may succumb to crime for lack of appropriate treatment. Perhaps the individual lacks awareness of the illness, or has little support. Do the people around her(him) resort to anger, impatience, and uninformed assumptions, instead of noting that something is wrong?
The growing frequency of reports frightens me, and I am not alone. Who can you trust?
And what about those mentally ill individuals who have accomplished fulfilled lives with courage, determination, and treatment. They too are afraid. They fear the judgement and condemnation of others as outcasts (adult content). There is no relief for them from the stigma (adult content).