Letters to the Editor

Mentally ill people get bad rap

Re the June 1 article Denial can be deadly for the mentally ill: Unfortunately because of the heinous, violent deeds of Elliot Rodger who was purportedly mentally ill, the rest of the people who are seeking treatment and complying with their medication for their mental conditions are getting a bad rap as well.

Being mentally ill doesn’t necessarily mean that a person is violent. At any given time, any one is capable of hurting another.

The mentally ill don’t need to be further stigmatized and ostracized and be the subjects of a witch hunt which this unforgivable situation has turned into. Stereotyping serves no purpose.

Karyn Morris, Miami