The Dangerously Mentally Ill

A very informative post

Mental Health Cop

SOTL You know what I’m referring to here, don’t you?  Just that term, “the dangerously mentally ill” tells you all you need to know about the group of people I’m referring to.  It’s such a self-justifying, explanatory term that it doesn’t really need any further explanation or clarification – you’re delivered straight to a vision of those in our society that are caught by this classification, right?  Surely, as a policeman, I meet people from this strata of our society all the time and they’re easy to recognise – maybe it’s those who would do harm to strangers or their close family and friends?

But what do you think I mean by ‘dangerous’? … and what do I mean by ‘ill’ or ‘mentally ill’?!

If you haven’t already realised: these words take us almost nowhere at all – let me briefly explain why and let me tell you the reasons behind labouring the…

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