I have written mental illness being blamed for violence before. However, I'm still angry. In fact, my anger has increased has this issue continues remain so prevalent.
Everyone is looking for a scapegoat issue. Mental illness is easy. There is no collective voice that I know of to dispel the many misunderstandings and just plain wrong information. But particularly in America, where they can't even pass the weakest of gun legislation, the prevailing attitude is that all people with mental illness are dangerous and inherently prone to abhorrent violence. The truth is of course that those with mental illness are much more likely to be victims of violence or inflict violence on themselves.
Jail us all. It won't stop violence.