October 9th, 2003



Conversation elsewhere brought up the general public's attitude towards people with mental problems - i.e. that they are weird and somewhat scary, in an amusing fashion. Which, to be honest, bothers me quite a lot.

Not only does it lead to the generally terrible state of the NHS when it comes to mental health, but it affects the rest of society too. A case in point being the man who recently killed his friend and drank his blood, because Akasha from Queen of the Damned had told him to. His behaviour is obviously delusional, but does he get sent off to a psychiatric institute (albeit one for dangerous insane people)? Nope, off to prison with him, because apparently he's sane.

Sane people don't chop off their friend's heads and drink their blood, they just don't.