A revised version of a paper submitted to the Journal in April 1998. Authors are at: School of Social Work, Loyola University, Chicago (Marley); and School of Social Work, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Buila).
WHEN VIOLENCE HAPPENS TO PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS: Disclosing Victimization
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1999 American Orthopsychiatric Association
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume 69, Issue 3, pages 398–402, July 1999
How to Cite
Marley, J. A. and Buila, S. (1999), WHEN VIOLENCE HAPPENS TO PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS: Disclosing Victimization. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 69: 398–402. doi: 10.1037/h0080414
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Of 234 adult victims of a traumatic crime who had a diagnosed mental disorder, 51% reported the crime to the police and 70% to someone else. Those identifying a family member, relative, service provider, or police officer as perpetrator were significantly less likely to report the crime. Those who lived in a group home, had a substance abuse history, or were diagnosed with schizophrenia experienced more negative responses when reporting their victimization. Implications for policy and practice are discussed.