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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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.
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Custody revealed instead of being taken to health facilities, mentally ill patients in Durham are ending up in police custody.
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.
The boy's father, who was also summoned by the security team for questioning, however, told them that his son was mentally ill and submitted the relevant medical documents to prove the veracity of his claim.
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.
Known today as "deinstitutionalization," this move led to a gradual increase in the presence of mentally ill individuals in state prisons.
After the Newtown killings, experts were concerned about the potential scapegoating of mentally ill Americans for a national epidemic of gun violence that studies have shown has little connection to mental illness.
Too often mentally ill persons are brought to jail for minor charges, such as trespassing or jaywalking.
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.