I am a true crime lunatic… and a Dexter lunatic as well (though he is fictional). 😛
Lately I have been watching some true crime shows like Crime 360, Solved, and Wicked Attraction. Now, what makes my blood boil is the way they need to make a point of saying “This person is a serial rapist/murderer” because they have some mental disorder. They keep mentioning that these violent criminals have Borderline Personality Disorder. That one made me most mad. I know that Psychopaths lack remorse for what they do… but come on… they MUST label them all with a mental disorder.
While I think that mental health needs attention, this is the wrong type of attention it needs.
What if these people simply don’t care? Is that a mental disorder? Why isn’t it just poor decision making?
These loose terms create more stigma for those of us with these disorders who choose to lead moral lives.
Freakin Wankers… the media can blow.