Definition of Mentally ill

1. Adjective. Suffering from severe mental illness. "Of unsound mind"

Exact synonyms: Unsound, Unstable
Similar to: Insane
Derivative terms: Unsoundness, Unstableness



Definition of Mentally ill

1. Adjective. Having a psychological disorder. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: more specifically) Crazy, not all there. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mentally Ill

mentalisms
mentalist
mentalistic
mentalists
mentalities
mentality
mentalité
mentalization
mentalize
mentalized
mentalizes
mentalizing
mentally
mentally challenged
mentally disabled persons
mentally ill (current term)
mentally retarded
mentation
mentations
mentch
mentches
mentee
mentees
mentes reae
mentha
menthaceous
menthane
menthanes
menthene
menthenes

Literary usage of Mentally ill

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Ill-Equipped: U.S. Prisons and Offenders with Mental Illness by Sasha Abramsky (2003)
"For example, in 2001, two prisoners who were mentally ill died violent deaths at the hands of other prisoners at Phillips State Prison in Georgia: one was ..."

2. Using Civil Remedies for Criminal Behavior: Rationale, Case Studies by Peter Finn (1994)
"As a result, the chief of police invited the top-level officials of 10 criminal justice and social service agencies involved with handling the mentally ill ..."

3. Health Status of Minorities & Low Income Groups by DIANE Publishing Company, Dept. of Health and Human Services, United States (1991)
"(18) The National Coalition for the Homeless estimates that roughly 300000 persons nationwide were homeless and mentally ill. (17) According to the American ..."

4. Community Corrections in America: New Directions & Sounder Investments for edited by Arthur J. Lurigio (1999)
"When entrenched problems or lack of communication exist among service providers for the mentally ill, agents of change are needed to unfreeze or unbalance ..."

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