mentally ill


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mentally ill

adj.
Having a mental illness.
n. (used with a pl. verb) Often Offensive
People who are mentally ill considered as a group. Often used with the.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mentally ill - suffering from severe mental illnessmentally ill - suffering from severe mental illness; "of unsound mind"
insane - afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement; "was declared insane"; "insane laughter"

mentally ill

adjective
Afflicted with or exhibiting irrationality and mental unsoundness:
Informal: bonkers, cracked, daffy, gaga, loony.
Chiefly British: crackers.
Idioms: around the bend, crazy as a loon, mad as a hatter, not all there, nutty as a fruitcake, off one's head, off one's rocker, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, sick in the head, stark raving mad.
References in periodicals archive ?
Several studies summarized by the Treatment Advocacy Center show that untreated mentally ill are responsible for 10 percent of homicides (and a higher percentage of the mass killings).
In this book for general readers, policy makers, family members, and all those who work with mentally ill clients, Jaffe criticizes policies and priorities of the American mental health system that lead to a lack of services for the most severely ill.
The court remarked that evidence did not determine that the convict was mentally ill.
One big negative point is of the involvement of judiciary in all the matters of mentally ill patients.
The questionnaire contained three sections: general information, demographics and Community Attitudes toward the Mentally Ill (CAMI).
Y= page said the video of theguard hitting the mentally ill woman was taken January 23.
He appreciated the efforts made by the Fountain House administration and said that healthy people should have to take care of such mentally ill persons instead of keeping them away.
Critique: Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, "Dealing With the Mentally Ill Person on the Street: An Assessment and Intervention Guide for Public Safety Professionals" is an ideal textbook and fully accessible so that it can be confidently recommended reading for social workers, police officers, emergency medical care technicians, mental health workers, as well as the non-specialist general reader seeking to engage with the homeless and those in public shelters because of mental health issues.
Courses will be implemented in three variants - a cycle of ten two-hour sessions (20 hours, the course is only for family members) course in the form of two long weekends a five-day course (courses will attend the mentally ill at the same time with their family members).
Thomas Kirkbride, the founding member of the American Psychiatric Association and the superintendent of the Pennsylvania Hospital, designed the first hospital dedicated to healing the mentally ill in 1859.
Nick Clegg said confining mentally ill people, including children, to police custody when appropriate services are not available is wrong.
More planning and services are needed for our mentally ill loved ones in order to prevent odd things happening.