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.

mentally ill

Affected by any condition that affects mood or behavior, such as depression, dysphoria, personality disorders, phobias, schizophrenia, or substance abuse, among others.
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Media should avoid highlighting only negative news about mental illnesses and make mockery of mentally ill patients.
Public attitudes toward the mentally ill impact the treatment these individuals receive as well as the decisions of policy makers concerning the mentally ill.
Angry netizens called the guard heartless and aired their sympathy for the mentally ill woman on Facebook.
Criminal justice reform advocates say the numbers show that the state's approach to incarcerating the mentally ill is not working.
Because we can, all see a broken leg but not a broken mind the failure of so many mentally ill people to pass the test seems to give justification to the claim that they are scroungers and the welfare reforms are overdue.
It ends with him on vacation six months later, in Mexico, where he sees local police officers trying to deal with an obviously mentally ill man.
The lawsuit stated that the Egyptian police force was in a state of extreme confusion following the Samalout City train shooting, and that the governor of Minya confirmed El-Adly's statement that the shooter was mentally ill.
Estimates vary, but most psychiatrists, epidemiologists, and tobacco control experts concur that seriously mentally ill individuals smoke at high rates.
Of most concern is the reduction in care for the acutely mentally ill, including some patients with schizophrenia.
But Government in Britain is determined to hurt the mentally ill.
Research findings from several countries have confirmed the global nature of negative attitudes towards the mentally ill.