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.
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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.
The figures follow a new mental health triaDrop in mentally ill held in cells ge service where officers are crewed with psychiatric nurses to answer calls involving people believed to be mentally ill.
Nick Clegg said confining mentally ill people, including children, to police custody when appropriate services are not available is wrong.
The Texas Tribune analyzed violent-incident data from 99 state prisons from 2006 to 2012, and found far more incident reports at facilities housing high numbers of mentally ill, violent offenders than at other prisons.
They are subjecting them to inappropriate tests which they are likely to fail and then reducing the financial support the mentally ill desperately need.
They informed the police that Samir was mentally ill and that he was not employed for a long time.
For those corrections entities eager to cultivate effective programs for the mentally ill offender population, there are critical and essential components that, if implemented properly, will significantly increase the likelihood of success with this extremely challenging population.
Dammasch State Hospital in Salem, which housed mentally ill patients from 1961 to its closure in 1995, goes by Dammansky Hospital.
How can we give an authorized weapon to a mentally ill person to kill citizens?