Recent Examples of mental illness from the Web
Janet Dubrasky said her son did not have a history of mental illness, and only began displaying erratic behavior last September after receiving several blows to the head during a mixed martial arts workout.
The stigma around mental illness in the black community persists today, according to the National Alliance on Mental Health.
Funds generated from the exhibit will go toward the Adolescent Depression Awareness Program, which educates high school teachers in the city and suburbs about warning signs of mental illness in their students, said Joyce Sang.
Billboard noted that many K-pop stars have been making more of an attempt to broach the subject of mental illness in 2018, and that's true.
Investigators said the suspect, identified as 29-year-old Travis Reinking, may be carrying a pistol and has a history of mental illness.
Sentencing reforms in 2011 have cut the number of inmates by 3,000, but nearly 1 in 5 of the 36,000 still serving time suffer some form of mental illness, state Prison Director Kenneth Lassiter said in January.
Fellow students, neighbors, police — even Yao himself — saw troubling evidence of mental illness in the Winchester man.
Frustration is mounting in the medical community as the Trump administration again points to mental illness in response to yet another mass shooting.
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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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