Sorry I feel a bit lost. The actual topic seems to have got a bit off topic or maybe its just me atm,
Will try make sense of things.
Theres always a certain number of risks or people being harmed, raped, murdered,etc.
These perpetrators may or may not have a mental health illness or have ever been diagnosed with one.
When a mentally unwell person does something really wrong then yep, its in the news a psych patient has done ....whatever......
There are people who are a risk to themselves their families and the public.
Many people (who would be mentally well) also a perpetrators of crimes.
Some certain people are and/or will always be in a secure unit like psych forensic units, under certain mental health act orders for life, living in the community but within a supervised manner.
I when I have been in the psychiatric ward when really crook was a risk to myself (and possibly others.
Because of my particular traits and the way bipolar has affected me, I have and mostly can follow my personal crisis plan.
Ringing the crisis team is always an option.
Risk is often difficult to measure.
Risk is difficult to measure with anybody from all walks of life.
Also I am very lucky that my meds are keeping me fairly well and stable (well mostly)
And thinking again bout stigma thats part of the issue. People can as soon as they know you may have a mental illness back right off.
Sadly I can imagine that this kind of stigma and the general communities attitude also leads to lessupport,