Quote of the Day: Demonizing the Mentally Ill is Nuts Edition

“A national conversation about mental illness should . . . begin with a frank and open discussion of the stigma that causes so many to ignore symptoms and shy away from seeking treatment. Tying that discussion to the issue of gun violence serves to perpetuate the stigma by inferring that people who suffer from a mental disorder are prone to acts of mass violence. Such an inference is inaccurate, unfair and totally counterproductive.”
In our opinion: Keep the issues of gun violence and untreated mental illness separate [via deseretnews.com]