Mental Illness and Violence
To what extent does Mental Illnesses account for homicidal and suicidal behavior
According to Harvard University
People with Mental Illnesses such as Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia are more likely to commit a violence crime once than a person without these disorders. With these disorders if combined with substance abuse are more than 3 times more likely to commit a violent crime once. These are not the only factors that can contribute. Young people are more likely to attack elders. Men are more violent then women. People who are live in poverty or are homeless, are more likely than others to become violent. Personal crisis such as lost of job, divorce and etc can increase the chance of assault.