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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Jester IV Unit near Richmond, which houses some of the most violent mentally ill inmates in the system, had 41 incident reports per 100 inmates during that time.
Populations of the mentally ill have always included large numbers of smokers.
According to the charge sheet, the suspects exploited the fact that the student was mentally ill. The 17-year-old, identified as M.S., testified that he was abused when he went to buy batteries from a nearby grocery shop.
Whether it be from premature discharge, or cuts in the care of the elderly mentally infirm, it is a stark fact that the death rate of the mentally ill is increasing.
The study was carried out among teaching hospital senior staff members, excluding nurses, as nurses' attitudes towards the mentally ill compared with those of journalists had been investigated in a previous study.
In lieu of flowers, Dorothy would be honored by your donation to either the Central Mass Regional Alliance for the Mentally Ill, c/o Ray Breton , NAMI 3 Apple Tree Lane Walpole, MA 02081-2301 or to The Bridge of Central Massachusetts, 4 Mann St.
The mentally ill are at a unique disadvantage in prisons, where the basic purpose of such institutions is punishment, not therapy, and the guards may be poorly trained or motivated to deal with prisoners who might have problems conforming to rules and procedures.
This was the law which was supposed to create a new type of treatment for the mentally ill.
Many, like Judson, are also mentally ill, and the system often fails to treat the mental illness and instead ends up just submerging it in the criminal behavior.
These factors eventually weaken the coping abilities of care taker that might later also impact the health of mentally ill patient7.
Doctors discovered that the patient is mentally ill and an addict.