mentally ill


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mentally ill

adjective bereft of reason, certifiable, delirious, demented, deranged, disabled, disordered, frenetic, frenzied, hysterical, incoherent, maniacal, manic, mental, mennally deranged, neurotic, of unsound mind, paranoiac, phobic, psychotic, raving, suffering with schizophrenia, unsound
Associated concepts: insanity
See also: lunatic, non compos mentis
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He said that good nations could only be judged how they treat their poor and under privileged, mentally ill and elderly people.
Family members of mentally ill people are assured internships in the services provided by the project (2 days), other service providers for the mentally ill in the Czech Republic (2 days in selected Prague Services) and the Foreign Service in Finland and the Netherlands (5 days).
Increased homelessness and deviant behavior among the mentally ill population resulted in the criminalization of mental illness and a staggering growth in prisons.
The Police and Crime Commissioners organisation said that 36% of mentally ill people found in public and held by police end up in cells instead of with health professionals.
It is not surprising that prisons with a greater proportion of mentally ill inmates would have more violence than others, said Michele Deitch, a prison conditions expert at the University of Texas at Austin's Lyndon B.
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 also helps to assuage the negative perceptions about police officers that many mentally ill offenders harbor as a result of their life experiences.
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.
This man's relationship to both his cigarettes and the tobacco industry, though it goes against the trend of growing public awareness of the physical health hazards of smoking, is representative of letters written by mentally ill consumers to the tobacco industry over the last several decades.
The mistake here is the implication that all mentally ill patients, discharged from hospital, pose a potential threat to the public at large.
Nobody cares that the mentally ill have to pay more tax than anybody else.