Recent Examples of mental illness from the Web
Public health researchers argue that neurological trauma on a widespread scale is the root cause for much of the city’s unemployment, mental illness, addiction, alcoholism and even suicide and homelessness.
Anyone at risk for serious mental illness, like schizophrenia, is excluded.
Kariat is also aware of the stigma attached to mental illness, particularly in the Asian community.
Adult family homes routinely contract with state government to serve people with disabilities and mental illnesses, a small portion of whom are leaving the 857-bed Western State Hospital.
The man who rammed a Jeep into a Bessemer City restaurant Sunday, killing two family members, was suffering from mental illness, his family's pastor said Monday.
In 2016, police fatally shot Joseph Mann, a black man with mental illness, only a few miles away from Clark's house.
The jovial nature of that morning was a welcome respite from the past few months, when Carli's battle with mental illness had reached crisis levels.
The meeting will be held at the Center Congregational Church, 11 Center St., from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The meeting is open to all families and friends of people with mental illness and focuses on sharing experiences and information.
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medical Definition of mental illness
- Some homeless families are also hindered by substance abuse and mental illness.
- —Ellen L. Bassuk, Scientific American, December 1991
- Catatonia is usually an expression of mental disorders like bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, but it could also come from other medical problems, such as a brain tumor.
- —Forrest Wickman, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 31 May 2012
- … mental diseases such as schizophrenia and manic depression may either involve more than one gene or may result from a complex mix of genetic predisposition and environmental rotten luck.
- —Natalie Angier, The New York Times Book Review, 12 Aug. 1990
- mentally ill patients
- Mental health workers … perform a wide variety of therapeutic, supportive, and preventative functions for persons who are mentally ill and developmentally disabled.
- —Barbara M. Swanson, Careers in Health Care, 1989
legal Definition of mental illness
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