— A touching, sometimes dark, incredibly honest story
about what it’s like to grow up with violent video games and bipolar disorder. (via kotakucom
I have a tough time with this. I don’t know this person and I don’t like calling anyone a liar, but people with bi-polar disorder are more likely a threat to themselves, if anyone. And there is a long way from revenge fantasy to actually doing it. It’s a pretty far stretch from “I could see myself doing” to actually doing something.
There are people out there with mental illness sick enough to do these things, but odds are not likely. We should do our best to help everyone to get treatment for mental illness, but not because we’re afraid they’re going to shoot up our schools.
There is already do much negative sigma associated with mental illness, it shouldn’t be associated with people automatically being a danger to society. We need to be accepting of people with mental illness so they won’t feel like a freak or failure or be afraid to be ostracized for admitting they need help.
But I’m nobody, so don’t listen to me.