Ari Ne’eman: Stop blaming the ‘other’: comments about mental health policy and violence

American autism rights activist talks to Al Jazeera about the role of mental illness in the US gun control debate. " I think that it’s obvious there is a lot to be done on mental health policy in this country. Unfortunately, if you were to try and think of the single worst time to have that conversation, it would most likely be in association with violent crime and gun violence. The fact of the matter is people with psychiatric and neurological disabilities are no more likely to be committing violent crime than the general population. And when we look at mental health policy reform from the prism of violence, we end up with bad mental health policy. "

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