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crime is linked to mental health 3

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Started: 9/18/2017 Category: Society
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Many people would like to place the blame for people's violent instincts on unstable or unhealthy mental wellbeing. However research has shown that this is not necessarily always the case. Most people who commit violent acts, who are thought to be mentally ill, they may be but their violent acts come from a place of displaced anger or emotional issues. In a study of crimes committed by people with serious mental disorders, only 7.5% were directly related to symptoms of mental illness, according


Mental health is often associated with numerous types of crime each year. This is because people who have mental health conditions are often mentally unstable and therefore are unable to make morally and ethically correct decisions. Even though people with mental health issues are more likely to become victims of violence than the general population, this may push them to become harmful to others or themselves. This is a fact that is often supported by media outlets and portrayals through film.
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The previous argument stated that people suffering from mental health issues make irrational decisions, but that is untrue according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), people with severe mental illnesses are more than 10 times more likely to be victims of violent crimes than people in the general population. A statement that seems more logically correct than the assumed fact that most criminals suffer from mental illness or depression. Although some of the worst crimes, the criminals are perceived by the general public as mentally unstable or unwell.
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