Abstract

People with mental health problems are often reluctant to report crimes. One victim told Mind that contact with the police exposed them to yet more discrimination and vulnerability: "The system of investigation is another assault."

Mind's new research exposes high levels of bullying, harassment and exploitation experienced by people with mental health problems while living in the community. Mind believes everyone has an equal right to personal safety, and that people experiencing mental distress have the same rights to justice as anyone else.