Recently, the National Institutes of Medicine hosted a panel presentation on the issue of Violence and Mental Illness. Harvey Rosenthal, who has been hosted here as the keynote speaker at our 2012 One Community in Recovery Conference, co-presents with Dr. Dan Fisher and others. Rosenthal calls for a reexamination of the numbers and the interpretation by the media and the messages received by society. WE ARE NOT the VIOLENT! In fact, people with a mental illness are far outnumbered by perpetrators who are not known to have mental illness. Rosenthal continues to say–WE ARE THE VICTIMS and cites the numbers. Then he calls for us all to unite to work together to change the discussion, to meet in dialogue, and to focus on truth and reality.